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cucurbitaceous

[kyoo-kur-bi-tey-shuh s] /kyuˌkɜr bɪˈteɪ ʃəs/
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1.
belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of plants.
Compare gourd family.
Origin of cucurbitaceous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Cucurbitace(ae) (see cucurbit, -aceae) + -ous
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