plural noun Bal·a·noph·o·ra·ce·ae \ˌbaləˌnäfəˈrāsēˌē\

Definition of Balanophoraceae

  1. :  a family of yellow or red tropical root parasitic dicotyledonous plants related to and sometimes included among the Santalales



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Origin and Etymology of balanophoraceae

New Latin, from Balanophora, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1848

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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