plural noun

: a large family of chiefly tropical and predominantly Old World woody plants (order Sapindales) with alternate and usually pinnate or trifoliolate leaves that lack stipules, small flowers commonly in axillary or terminal panicles, and a fruit that may be capsular, drupaceous, or made up of samaras

Word History


New Latin, from Sapindus, type genus + -aceae

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“Sapindaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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