cistaceous

cistaceous

[si-stey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Cistaceae, the rockrose family of plants.
Compare rockrose family.


Origin:
< Greek kíst(os), variant of kísthos rockrose + -aceous

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cistaceous (sɪˈsteɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cistaceae, a family of shrubby or herbaceous plants that includes the rockroses
 
[C19: from New Latin Cistaceae, from Greek kistos rockrose]

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