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apocynaceous

[uh-pos-uh-ney-shuh s] /əˌpɒs əˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Apocynaceae, the dogbane family of plants.
Compare dogbane family.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin Apocyn(um) genus name (< Greek apókynon dogbane: apo- apo- + kyn- (stem of kýōn dog) + -on noun suffix) + -aceous
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apocynaceous

/əˌpɒsɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Apocynaceae, a family of mostly tropical flowering plants with latex in their stems, including the dogbane, periwinkle, oleander, and some lianas
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Apocynum type genus, from Latin: dogbane, from Greek apokunon, from kuōn dog
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