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What are cucurbitaces?

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What are cucurbitaces?

What are cucurbitaces?  The translation gives the same word and I can't find it in my dictionary.  Thank you!

Asked 1 year ago
AnnemarieA1Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer
The Cucurbitaceae, also called cucurbits or the gourd family, are a plant family consisting of about 965 species in around 95 genera, of which the most important to humans are: Cucurbita – squash, pumpkin, zucchini, some gourds. Lagenaria – calabash, and others that are inedible. Citrullus – watermelon (C.
NinaA1Kwiziq community member
Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of flowering plants, belonging to the order Cucurbitales and containing 98 genera and about 975 species of food and ornamental plants. Members of the family are annual or perennial herbs native to temperate and tropical areas and include cucumbers, gourds, melons, squashes, and pumpkins.

What are cucurbitaces?

What are cucurbitaces?  The translation gives the same word and I can't find it in my dictionary.  Thank you!

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