Myricaceae

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from Myricaceae

myricaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Myricaceae

New Latin, from Myrica, type genus + -aceae

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Myricaceae

Share Myricaceae

Dictionary Entries near Myricaceae

myriapod

myriarch

Myrica

Myricaceae

Myricales

myrica tallow

myricetin

Statistics for Myricaceae

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Myricaceae

What made you want to look up Myricaceae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

someone who never drinks alcohol

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!