Malaceae

plural noun Ma·la·ce·ae \ məˈlāsēˌē \

Definition of Malaceae

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

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Origin and Etymology of malaceae

New Latin, from Malus, type genus + -aceae


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