plural noun
The·​a·​ce·​ae | \ thēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Theaceae

: 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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History and Etymology for Theaceae

New Latin, from Thea, type genus + -aceae

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