Proteaceae

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

Definition of Proteaceae

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

proteaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of proteaceae

New Latin, from Protea, type genus + -aceae


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