caprifoliaceous

caprifoliaceous

[kap-ruh-foh-lee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family of plants.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Caprifoliace(ae) honeysuckle family (Caprifoli(um) genus of honeysuckle (Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin capri- capri- + folium leaf) + Neo-Latin -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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caprifoliaceous (ˌkæprɪˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, a family of N temperate shrubs, small trees, and climbers including honeysuckle, elder, and guelder-rose
 
[C19: from New Latin caprifoliāceae, from caprifolium type genus, from Medieval Latin: honeysuckle, from Latin caper goat + folium leaf]

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