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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of hypericaceae

New Latin, from Hypericum, type genus + -aceae


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Hypericaceae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!