Rhamnaceae

plural noun Rham·na·ce·ae \ramˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Rhamnaceae

  1. :  a widely distributed family (order Rhamnales) of thorny shrubs and trees having undivided stipulate leaves and cymose flowers with the stamens opposite the petals and a superior ovary that becomes a 3-celled capsule or a drupe

rhamnaceous

\(ˈ)ram¦nāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rhamnaceae

New Latin, from Rhamnus, type genus + -aceae


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