Scrophulariaceae

plural noun
Scroph·​u·​lar·​i·​a·​ce·​ae

Definition of Scrophulariaceae

: a widely distributed family of herbs, shrubs, or rarely trees (order Polemoniales) having exstipulate leaves, a more or less irregular bilabiate corolla with four didynamous stamens, and a 2-celled ovary — see figwort

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Other Words from Scrophulariaceae

scrophulariaceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Scrophulariaceae

New Latin, from Scrophularia, type genus + -aceae

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“Scrophulariaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scrophulariaceae. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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