plural noun
Och·​na·​ce·​ae | \ äkˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Ochnaceae

: a family of tropical trees, shrubs, or rarely herbs (order Parietales) having thick shining parallel-veined leaves and paniculate flowers with elongated anthers

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Other Words from Ochnaceae

ochnaceous \ (ˈ)äk¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ochnaceae

New Latin, from Ochna, type genus + -aceae

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“Ochnaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ochnaceae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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