plural noun
Sap·​in·​da·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsapə̇nˈdāsēˌē \

Definition of Sapindaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Sapindaceae

sapindaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦dāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Sapindaceae

New Latin, from Sapindus, type genus + -aceae

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“Sapindaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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