plural noun Phil·y·dra·ce·ae \ˌfiləˈdrāsēˌē\

Definition of Philydraceae

  1. :  a family of Asiatic and Australian perennial herbs (order Xyridales) with sheathing narrow leaves and spicate flowers resembling orchids



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Origin and Etymology of philydraceae

New Latin, from Philydrum, type genus (from phil- + Greek hydōr water) + -aceae — more at water

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