Basellaceae

plural noun Bas·el·la·ce·ae \ˌbasəˈlāsēˌē, -azə-\

Definition of Basellaceae

  1. :  a small family of usually climbing herbs (order Caryophyllales) sometimes included in the Chenopodiaceae but distinguished by having the calyx and corolla dissimilar

basellaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of basellaceae

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Basella basella + -aceae -aceae


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