plural noun
Pro·​te·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌprōtēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Proteaceae

: a family of chiefly Australian and southern African dicotyledonous shrubs and trees (order Proteales) that has coriaceous leaves and clustered bracteate mostly tetramerous flowers

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Other Words from Proteaceae

proteaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Proteaceae

New Latin, from Protea, type genus + -aceae

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“Proteaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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