crassulaceous

crassulaceous

[kras-yoo-ley-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants.


Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin Crassulace(ae) (equivalent to Crassul(a) genus name (Medieval Latin crassula; see crass, -ule) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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crassulaceous (ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Crassulaceae, a family of herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants with fleshy succulent leaves, including the houseleeks and stonecrops
 
[C19: from New Latin Crassula name of genus, from Medieval Latin: stonecrop, from Latin crassus thick]

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