a suffix used in the formation of names of families: Rosaceae.
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What does “yare” mean?
Origin of -aceae
<Latin, feminine plural of -āceus.See -aceous
Words nearby -aceae
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British Dictionary definitions for -aceae
suffix forming plural proper nouns
denoting plants belonging to a familyLiliaceae; Ranunculaceae
Word Origin for -aceae
New Latin, from Latin, feminine plural of -āceus -aceous
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