Thymelaeaceae

plural noun
Thyme·​lae·​a·​ce·​ae

Definition of Thymelaeaceae

: a family of tough-barked trees, shrubs, and herbs (order Myrtales) that are native to temperate climates chiefly of the Old World and have entire leaves, capitate apetalous flowers, and drupaceous or capsular fruits

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History and Etymology for Thymelaeaceae

New Latin, from Thymelaea, type genus + -aceae

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“Thymelaeaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thymelaeaceae. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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