Lauraceae

plural noun

Lau·​ra·​ce·​ae
lȯˈrāsēˌē
: a family of shrubs and trees (order Ranales) having flowers with definite stamens in several series of three, more or less united sepals, no petals, and a single pistil
lauraceous
(ˈ)lȯ¦rāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Laurus, type genus + -aceae

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“Lauraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lauraceae. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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