Saxifragaceae

plural noun

Sax·​i·​fra·​ga·​ce·​ae
ˌsaksəfrəˈgāsēˌē
: a widely distributed family of herbs (order Rosales) of variable habit usually distinguished by the free ovary with two carpels, by having as many or twice as many stamens as petals, and by the absence of staminodia
saxifragaceous
¦⸗⸗⸗¦gāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Saxifraga, type genus + -aceae

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“Saxifragaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saxifragaceae. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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