Melanthaceae

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

melanthaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of melanthaceae

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


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