Malaceae

plural noun

Ma·​la·​ce·​ae
məˈlāsēˌē
in some classifications
: a family of shrubs and trees comprising members of the family Rosaceae (as the apple, quince, pear) that have the carpels united and adnate to the calyx tube

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Malus, type genus + -aceae

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“Malaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malaceae. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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