plural noun
Li·​na·​ce·​ae | \ līˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Linaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Linaceae

linaceous \ (ˈ)lī¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Linaceae

New Latin, from Linum, type genus + -aceae

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“Linaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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