Winteraceae

plural noun

Win·​ter·​a·​ce·​ae
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Wintera, type genus + -aceae

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“Winteraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Winteraceae. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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