plural noun

in some classifications
: a family of dicotyledonous plants of warm and temperate regions that are distinguished by opposite resinous-dotted leaves, regular flowers with numerous fascicled stamens, and a 3- to 5-loculed ovary and that are often included among the Guttiferae

Word History


New Latin, from Hypericum, type genus + -aceae

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“Hypericaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypericaceae. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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