plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Myrica, type genus + -aceae

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“Myricaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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