plural noun The·a·ce·ae \thēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Theaceae

  1. :  a family of trees and shrubs (order Parietales) having alternate undivided leaves, large regular pentamerous flowers, and a fleshy or capsular fruit and being mainly tropical but widely distributed — compare camellia, gordonia, stewartia

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Origin and Etymology of theaceae

New Latin, from Thea, type genus + -aceae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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