plural noun
Tax·​a·​ce·​ae | \ takˈsāsēˌē \

Definition of Taxaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Taxaceae

taxaceous \ (ˈ)tak¦sāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Taxaceae

New Latin, from Taxus, type genus + -aceae

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“Taxaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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