Staphyleaceae

plural noun

Staph·​y·​le·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌstafəlēˈāsēˌē
: 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
staphyleaceous
¦⸗⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Staphylea, type genus + -aceae

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“Staphyleaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Staphyleaceae. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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