plural noun
Mu·​sa·​ce·​ae | \ myüˈzāsēˌē \

Definition of Musaceae

: a family of trees or arborescent herbs (order Musales) that have clustered flowers subtended by spathaceous bracts, a perianth of two petaloid series, five anthers with one staminodium, and a baccate or capsular fruit

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Other Words from Musaceae

musaceous \ -​āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Musaceae

New Latin, from Musa, type genus + -aceae

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“Musaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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