plural noun Lau·ra·ce·ae \lȯˈrāsēˌē\

Definition of Lauraceae

  1. :  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


\(ˈ)lȯ¦rāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lauraceae

New Latin, from Laurus, type genus + -aceae

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