plural noun
Mal·​va·​ce·​ae | \ malˈvāsēˌē\

Definition of Malvaceae

: a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Malvales) characterized by monadelphous stamens and one-celled anthers — compare cotton, okra

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Other Words from Malvaceae

malvaceous \ (ˈ)⸗¦vāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Malvaceae

New Latin, from Malva, type genus + -aceae

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