plural noun
Vac·​cin·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \ (ˌ)vakˌsinēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Vacciniaceae

in some classifications
: a family of widely distributed shrubs and trees (order Ericales) including among its genera Vaccinium, Gaylussacia, and Oxycoccus, comprising the huckleberries, blueberries, and cranberries, and set off from the Ericaceae chiefly on the basis of the inferior ovary which forms in fruit a many-seeded berry or drupe

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Other Words from Vacciniaceae

vacciniaceous \ (¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Vacciniaceae

New Latin, from Vaccinium + -aceae

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“Vacciniaceae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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