plural noun

: a family of tropical trees and shrubs (order Primulales) of which some occur in Florida and which have alternate glandular leaves, white or pink tetramerous flowers, and one-celled indehiscent fruit see ardisia

Word History


New Latin, from Myrsine, type genus (from Greek myrsinē myrtle, probably of Semitic origin; akin to the source of Greek myrrha myrrh) + -aceae

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“Myrsinaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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