plural noun

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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