plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Marcgravia, type genus + -aceae

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“Marcgraviaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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