plural noun
Len·​no·​ace·​ae | \ ˌlenəˈwāsēˌē \

Definition of Lennoaceae

: a family of fleshy parasitic herbs (order Ericales) that are natives of California and Mexico and that lack green foliage, have small flowers in a head or compact thyrse and 5 to 10 stamens, and produce a 2-celled capsular fruit

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Other Words from Lennoaceae

lennoaceous \ ¦lenə¦wāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Lennoaceae

New Latin, from Lennoa, type genus + -aceae

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“Lennoaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lennoaceae. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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