plural noun
Ra·​pa·​te·​a·​ce·​ae | \ rəˌpātēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Rapateaceae

: a family of South American herbs (order Xyridales) somewhat resembling members of the family Juncaceae and having a greenish perianth in two series, six anthers, and numerous capitate flowers subtended by two foliaceous bracts

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Other Words from Rapateaceae

rapateaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rapateaceae

New Latin, from Rapatea, type genus (probably from a native name in Guiana) + -aceae

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