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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