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

Definition of Philydraceae

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

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Other Words from Philydraceae

philydraceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦drāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Philydraceae

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

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“Philydraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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