Melianthaceae

plural noun
Me·li·an·tha·ce·ae | \ˌmēlēˌanˈthāsēˌē\

Definition of Melianthaceae 

: a family of African trees and shrubs (order Sapindales) having irregular flowers and stipulate leaves — see melianthus

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Other Words from Melianthaceae

melianthaceous \¦mēlēˌan¦thāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Melianthaceae

New Latin, from Melianthus, type genus + -aceae

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