plural noun
Meny·​an·​tha·​ce·​ae | \ ˌmenēˌanˈthāsēˌē \

Definition of Menyanthaceae

: a widely distributed family of aquatic or bog plants (order Gentianales) having basal or alternate leaves and valvate corolla lobes

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Other Words from Menyanthaceae

menyanthaceous adjective

History and Etymology for Menyanthaceae

New Latin, from Menyanthes, type genus + -aceae

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“Menyanthaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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