-aceae

-aceae
suffix forming the plural names of families of plants (Rosaceae).
Etymology: fem. pl. of L adj. suffix -aceus of the nature of

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\\ˈāsēˌē\ noun plural suffix
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine plural of -aceus -aceous
: plants of the nature of

Acanthaceae

Rosaceae

— in names of families of plants; formerly in names of orders of plants

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Bot.
a suffix used in the formation of names of families: Rosaceae.
[ < L, fem. pl. of -ACEUS. See -ACEOUS]

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-aceae /-ā-sē-ē/
plural noun suffix
Used in names of plant families

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suffix Botany forming the names of families of plants

Liliaceae

Origin:
from Latin, ‘of the nature of’, feminine plural adjectival ending

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