plural noun

Definition of Malpighiaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Malpighiaceae

malpighiaceous \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Malpighiaceae

New Latin, from Malpighia, type genus + -aceae

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“Malpighiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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