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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Origin and Etymology of thymelaeaceae
New Latin, from Thymelaea, type genus + -aceae
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