plural noun
Mel·an·tha·ce·ae | \ˌmelənˈthāsēˌē, ˌmeˌlan-\

Definition of Melanthaceae 

in some classifications

: a family of monocotyledonous plants (order Liliales) distinguished from the Liliaceae by the septicidal capsule and by the absence of bulbs — see melanthium

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Other Words from Melanthaceae

melanthaceous \¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦thāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Melanthaceae

New Latin, irregular from Melanthium, type genus + -aceae

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