Sonneratiaceae

plural noun
Son·​ne·​ra·​ti·​a·​ce·​ae

Definition of Sonneratiaceae

: a small family of tropical trees and shrubs (order Myrtales) having opposite leaves, large flowers with indefinite stamens, and pulpy often edible fruit

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History and Etymology for Sonneratiaceae

New Latin, from Sonneratia, type genus + -aceae

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“Sonneratiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sonneratiaceae. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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