Lennoaceae

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

Definition of Lennoaceae

  1. :  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

lennoaceous

\¦lenə¦wāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lennoaceae

New Latin, from Lennoa, type genus + -aceae


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