plural noun Py·ro·la·ce·ae \ˌpīrəˈlāsēˌē\

Definition of Pyrolaceae

  1. :  a family that comprises mostly evergreen herbs (order Ericales) of temperate regions with pentamerous regular flowers succeeded by loculicidal capsules and that is sometimes included in Ericaceae



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Origin and Etymology of pyrolaceae

New Latin, from Pyrola, type genus + -aceae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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