Valerianaceae

plural noun Va·le·ri·a·na·ce·ae \vəˌlirēəˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Valerianaceae

  1. :  a family of herbs (order Rubiales) chiefly of temperate regions having opposite leaves and mostly cymose flowers, a regular or irregular corolla and free anthers, and an achene fruit crowned with a persistent calyx border

valerianaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of valerianaceae

New Latin, from Valeriana, type genus + -aceae


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