plural noun

: a widely distributed family of herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Geraniales) having regular pentamerous flowers with the stamens twice as many as the petals and a fruit that is a capsule or a drupe see linum

Word History


New Latin, from Linum, type genus + -aceae

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“Linaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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