plural noun Car·du·a·ce·ae \ˌkärjəˈwāsēˌē\

Definition of Carduaceae

in some classifications

  1. :  a family of plants comprising all the composites (as thistles and asters) that have syngenesious stamens and flower heads containing tubular flowers or both tubular and ligulate flowers but not ligulate flowers alone



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Origin and Etymology of carduaceae

New Latin, from Carduus, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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