plural noun
Xyr·​i·​da·​ce·​ae | \ ˌzirəˈdāsēˌē \

Definition of Xyridaceae

: a family of herbs (order Xyridales) with basal equitant usually distichous leaves and leafless scapes bearing flowers in dense heads in the axils of imbricated scales — see xyris

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Other Words from Xyridaceae

xyridaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦dāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Xyridaceae

New Latin, from Xyrid-, Xyris, type genus + -aceae

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“Xyridaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xyridaceae. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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