Moraceae

plural noun
Mo·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ məˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Moraceae

: a family of trees or shrubs (order Urticales) that have a milky juice and small diclinous flowers with a one-celled ovary — see artocarpus, ficus, morus

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Other Words from Moraceae

moraceous \ -​āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Moraceae

New Latin, from Morus, type genus + -aceae

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“Moraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moraceae. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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