plural noun
Pas·​si·​flo·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ ˌpasəfləˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Passifloraceae

: 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

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Other Words from Passifloraceae

passifloraceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦rāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Passifloraceae

New Latin, from Passiflora, type genus + -aceae

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“Passifloraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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