plural noun Me·li·an·tha·ce·ae \ˌmēlēˌanˈthāsēˌē\

Definition of Melianthaceae

  1. :  a family of African trees and shrubs (order Sapindales) having irregular flowers and stipulate leaves — see melianthus


\¦mēlēˌan¦thāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of melianthaceae

New Latin, from Melianthus, type genus + -aceae

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