plural noun

Definition of Vochysiaceae

: a family of tropical American trees and shrubs (order Geraniales) having large irregular flowers often with a single petal or stamen and a 3-angled capsular fruit

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Other Words from Vochysiaceae

vochysiaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Vochysiaceae

New Latin, from Vochysia, type genus + -aceae

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“Vochysiaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vochysiaceae. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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