plural noun Staph·y·le·a·ce·ae \ˌstafəlēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Staphyleaceae

  1. :  a family of plants (order Sapindales) mostly of the north temperate zone that have compound leaves, perfect regular flowers with introrse anthers, and inflated capsular fruit



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Origin and Etymology of staphyleaceae

New Latin, from Staphylea, type genus + -aceae

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