plural noun Tac·ca·ce·ae \taˈkāsēˌē\

Definition of Taccaceae

  1. :  a family of tropical herbs (order Liliales) comprising only Tacca and the monotypic genus Schizocapsa and having regular flowers with six stamens and a one-celled ovary


\(ˈ)ta¦kāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of taccaceae

New Latin, from Tacca, type genus + -aceae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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