Santalaceae

plural noun
San·​ta·​la·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsantəˈlāsēˌē \

Definition of Santalaceae

: a family of mostly tropical herbs, shrubs, or rarely trees (order Santalales) that have clustered apetalous monoecious or dioecious flowers, the ovary partly inferior and the fruit a nut or drupe and that include some members which are stem or root parasites

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Other Words from Santalaceae

santalaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦lāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Santalaceae

New Latin, from Santalum, type genus + -aceae

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“Santalaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Santalaceae. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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