amaranthaceous

amaranthaceous

[am-uh-ran-they-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the plant family Amaranthaceae.
Compare amaranth family.


Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Amaranthace(ae) (Amaranth(us) amaranth + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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amaranthaceous (ˌæmərænˈθeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Amaranthaceae (or Amarantaceae), a family of tropical and temperate herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants that includes the amaranths and cockscomb

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