plural noun

: a family of African and Argentinian highly modified flowering plants (order Aristolochiales) that are parasitic on the roots of other plants and consist of a branched subterranean system of leafless rhizoid shoots from which large succulent solitary flowers are sent up to the surface of the ground compare rafflesiaceae

Word History


New Latin, from Hydnora, type genus + -aceae

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“Hydnoraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydnoraceae. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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