Smilacaceae

plural noun

Smi·​la·​ca·​ce·​ae
ˌsmīləˈkāsēˌē
in some classifications
: a family of herbs or somewhat woody vines (order Liliales) having leaves with one to five prominent parallel veins and dioecious flowers with six perianth segments succeeded by globose berries and being commonly included in the family Liliaceae
smilacaceous
¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Smilac-, Smilax, type genus + -aceae

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“Smilacaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Smilacaceae. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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