plural noun Hy·dro·phyl·la·ce·ae

Definition of Hydrophyllaceae

  1. :  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



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Origin and Etymology of hydrophyllaceae

New Latin, from Hydrophyllum, type genus + -aceae

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