plural noun
Nys·​sa·​ce·​ae | \ nə̇ˈsāsēˌē \

Definition of Nyssaceae

: a family of dicotyledonous trees (order Myrtales) containing the sour gums and having alternate leaves without stipules, inconspicuous greenish flowers in small heads, a 1- or 2-locular ovary, and the fruit a drupe

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History and Etymology for Nyssaceae

New Latin, from Nyssa + -aceae

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“Nyssaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nyssaceae. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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