plural noun
Zin·​gi·​ber·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌzinjəbəˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Zingiberaceae

: a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants (order Musales) consisting of leafy perennial herbs with aromatic rootstocks and very irregular flowers having a single perfect stamen

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Other Words from Zingiberaceae

zingiberaceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦rāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Zingiberaceae

New Latin, from Zingiber, type genus + -aceae

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“Zingiberaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zingiberaceae. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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