Marcgraviaceae

plural noun Marc·gra·vi·a·ce·ae

Definition of Marcgraviaceae

:a small family of often epiphytic tropical American shrubs, trees, or vines (order Parietales) that have usually pendulous flowers and petals united into a hood and sometimes functioning as nectaries

marcgraviaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of marcgraviaceae

New Latin, from Marcgravia, type genus + -aceae


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