Linaceae

plural noun Li·na·ce·ae \līˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Linaceae

  1. :  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

linaceous

\(ˈ)lī¦nāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of linaceae

New Latin, from Linum, type genus + -aceae


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