plural noun

: a family of marsh or bog herbs (order Naiadales) having leaves resembling rushes and small perfect flowers with 3 to 6 stamens and 3 to 6 carpels which separate at maturity

Word History


New Latin, from Juncagin-, Juncago, type genus (from Juncus) + -aceae

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“Juncaginaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Juncaginaceae. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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