Lythraceae

plural noun Ly·thra·ce·ae \līˈthrāsēˌē\

Definition of Lythraceae

  1. :  a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Myrtales) having flowers with crumpled corolla, a hypanthium, and often unequal stamens

lythraceous

\(ˈ)lī¦thrāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lythraceae

New Latin, from Lythrum, type genus + -aceae


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