Urticaceae

plural noun
Ur·​ti·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌərtəˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Urticaceae

: a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Urticales) including many with stinging hairs and having small monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous apetalous flowers followed by fruits that are usually achenes — see strawberry nettle

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Other Words from Urticaceae

urticaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Urticaceae

New Latin, from Urtica, type genus + -aceae

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“Urticaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urticaceae. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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