plural noun

Definition of Portulacaceae

: a family of usually succulent herbs (order Caryophyllales)having perfect regular flowers with two sepals and 4 to 5 hypogynous petals and a capsular often circumscissile fruit

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Other Words from Portulacaceae

portulacaceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Portulacaceae

New Latin Portulaca, type genus + -aceae

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“Portulacaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Portulacaceae. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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