plural noun

: a family of chiefly North American herbs or undershrubs (order Polemoniales) having a cymose often helicoid inflorescence and usually numerous ovules in each cell of a capsular fruit see hydrophyllum , phacelia

Word History


New Latin, from Hydrophyllum, type genus + -aceae

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“Hydrophyllaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydrophyllaceae. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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