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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“Melianthaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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