cornaceous

cornaceous

[kawr-ney-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Cornaceae, the dogwood family of plants.
Compare dogwood family.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Cornace(ae) (Corn(us) the type genus (see cornel) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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cornaceous (kɔːˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
See laurel of, relating to, or belonging to the Cornaceae, a family of temperate plants, mostly trees and shrubs, including dogwood, cornel, and spotted laurel
 
[C19: from New Latin Cornaceae, from Cornus genus name, from Latin: cornel]

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