Hypericaceae

plural noun Hy·per·i·ca·ce·ae \hīˌperəˈkāsēˌē\

Definition of Hypericaceae

in some classifications

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of hypericaceae

New Latin, from Hypericum, type genus + -aceae


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