plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Smilacaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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