plural noun

Definition of Simaroubaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Simaroubaceae

simaroubaceous \ ¦⸗⸗(ˌ)⸗¦bāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Simaroubaceae

New Latin, from Simarouba, type genus + -aceae

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“Simaroubaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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