Theophrastaceae

plural noun
The·o·phras·ta·ce·ae | \ ˌthēəfraˈstāsēˌē \

Definition of Theophrastaceae 

: a family of mainly tropical trees and shrubs (order Primulales) distinguished from Myrsinaceae mainly by staminodia in the flowers

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Other words from Theophrastaceae

theophrastaceous \¦⸗⸗⸗¦stāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Theophrastaceae

New Latin, from Theophrasta, type genus (after Theophrastus, who wrote treatises on botany) + -aceae

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