plural noun Cac·ta·ce·ae \kakˈtāsēˌē\

Definition of Cactaceae

  1. :  a family of plants (order Caryophyllales) consisting of the cacti


\(ˈ)kak¦tāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cactaceae

New Latin, from Cactus, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1838

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