plural noun

Definition of Winteraceae

: a small family of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees (order Ranales) characterized by alternate aromatic pellucid-dotted leaves without stipules and rather small usually cymose or fasciculate flowers with a single whorl of carpels and sometimes included in Magnoliaceae

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History and Etymology for Winteraceae

New Latin, from Wintera, type genus + -aceae

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“Winteraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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