Taxaceae

plural noun Tax·a·ce·ae \takˈsāsēˌē\

Definition of Taxaceae

  1. :  a family of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs (order Coniferales) distinguished from the Pinaceae by dioecious flowers, commonly fleshy fruit, and an embryo with but two cotyledons

taxaceous

\(ˈ)tak¦sāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of taxaceae

New Latin, from Taxus, type genus + -aceae


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