plural noun Ro·sa·ce·ae \-āsēˌē\

Definition of Rosaceae

  1. :  a large family of nearly cosmopolitan trees, shrubs, and herbs (order Rosales) having alternate usually stipulate leaves, 5-petaled regular flowers with numerous stamens, and dry fruits sometimes on pulpy receptacles — see amygdalaceae

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Origin and Etymology of rosaceae

New Latin, from Rosa, type genus + -aceae

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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