plural noun
Myr·​i·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌmirəˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Myricaceae

: a family of shrubs constituting an order Myricales having simple alternate mostly coriaceous leaves with small diclinous flowers borne in aments in the axils of bracts and infruit forming a small drupe or nut

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Other Words from Myricaceae

myricaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Myricaceae

New Latin, from Myrica, type genus + -aceae

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“Myricaceae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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