Restionaceae

plural noun

Res·​ti·​o·​na·​ce·​ae
ˌrestēəˈnāsēˌē
: a family of monocotyledonous herbs (order Xyridales) that resemble rushes and have either no leaves or tiny sheathing ones and glumaceous panicled flowers
restionaceous
¦⸗⸗⸗¦nāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Restionaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Restionaceae. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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