Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-aceae

Families of seed-bearing plants.

[The feminine plural of the Latin ending -aceus, belonging to, or of the nature of.]

Examples include Brassicaceae, the brassica family, including cabbages, radishes, mustards, and cresses; Liliaceae, the lilies, also including tulips, garlics, onions, and leeks; Orchidaceae, the orchids; Taxaceae (Latin taxus, yew), the yews.

See also -aceous, -ae, -ales, and -id2.

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