Philydraceae

plural noun

Phil·​y·​dra·​ce·​ae
ˌfiləˈdrāsēˌē
: a family of Asiatic and Australian perennial herbs (order Xyridales) with sheathing narrow leaves and spicate flowers resembling orchids
philydraceous
¦⸗⸗¦drāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Philydraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philydraceae. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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