plural noun

: a family of herbs or shrubs (order Campanulales) of the southern hemisphere and especially Australasia that have simple leaves and clustered perfect or unisexual flowers with a slightly irregular corolla followed by capsules bearing seeds with fleshy endosperm

Word History


New Latin, from Stylidium, type genus + -aceae

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“Stylidiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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