Marantaceae

plural noun

Mar·​an·​ta·​ce·​ae
ˌmarən‧ˈtāsēˌē
: a family of tropical monocotyledonous perennial herbs (order Musales) having a pronounced swelling at the junction of the petiole and leaf blade
marantaceous
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adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Maranta, type genus + -aceae

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“Marantaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marantaceae. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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