Malpighiaceae

plural noun Mal·pigh·i·a·ce·ae

Definition of Malpighiaceae

  1. :  a family of tropical herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Geraniales) having stinging hairs, usually opposite leaves, and yellow or red flowers with prominently clawed petals and often winged or lobed tricarpellary fruit

malpighiaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of malpighiaceae

New Latin, from Malpighia, type genus + -aceae


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