plural noun
Res·​ti·​o·​na·​ce·​ae | \ ˌrestēəˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Restionaceae

: a family of monocotyledonous herbs (order Xyridales) that resemble rushes and have either no leaves or tiny sheathing ones and glumaceous panicled flowers

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Other Words from Restionaceae

restionaceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Restionaceae

New Latin, from Restion-, Restio, type genus + -aceae

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