Definition of Scytopetalaceae
: a tropical African family of shrubs and trees (order Malvales) having coriaceous leaves, small clustered flowers with numerous stamens, and woody or drupaceous one-seeded fruits
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of scytopetalaceae
New Latin, from Scytopetalum, type genus (from scyt- + petalum petal) + -aceae — more at petal
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Scytopetalaceae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).