Rutaceae

plural noun
Ru·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ rüˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Rutaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Rutaceae

rutaceous \ -​āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rutaceae

New Latin, from Ruta, type genus + -aceae

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“Rutaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rutaceae. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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