Simaroubaceae

plural noun Sim·a·rou·ba·ce·ae

Definition of Simaroubaceae

  1. :  a family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs (order Geraniales) having bitter bark, mainly pinnate leaves, small 3-merous to 5-merous flowers with a prominent disk that are succeeded by a drupe, berry, or samara — see ailanthus, simarouba

simaroubaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of simaroubaceae

New Latin, from Simarouba, type genus + -aceae


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