plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Thymelaea, type genus + -aceae

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“Thymelaeaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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