Ranunculaceae

plural noun Ra·nun·cu·la·ce·ae \rəˌnəŋkyəˈlāsēˌē\

Definition of Ranunculaceae

  1. :  a large family of plants (order Ranales) distinguished by colorless acrid juice, usually alternate leaves, and regular or irregular polypetalous or apetalous flowers with hypogynous stamens — see ranunculus

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Origin and Etymology of ranunculaceae

New Latin, from Ranunculus, type genus + -aceae


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