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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“Rapateaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rapateaceae. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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