plural noun
Smi·​la·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsmīləˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Smilacaceae

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

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Other Words from Smilacaceae

smilacaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Smilacaceae

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

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“Smilacaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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