Sapindaceae

plural noun

Sap·​in·​da·​ce·​ae
ˌsapə̇nˈdāsēˌē
: 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
sapindaceous
¦⸗⸗¦dāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Sapindus, type genus + -aceae

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“Sapindaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sapindaceae. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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