plural noun

: a family of tropical woody tendril-climbing vines or erect herbs (order Parietales) mostly with showy flowers distinguished chiefly by a fringed corona borne on the throat of the calyx and with a fruit that is a berry or capsule

Word History


New Latin, from Passiflora, type genus + -aceae

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“Passifloraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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