Rutaceae

plural noun Ru·ta·ce·ae \rüˈtāsēˌē\

Definition of Rutaceae

  1. :  a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Geraniales) often glandular and strong scented and having flowers that are tetramerous or pentamerous with a compound ovary of four or five distinct or somewhat united carpels

rutaceous

\-āshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rutaceae

New Latin, from Ruta, type genus + -aceae


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