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dipsacaceous

[dip-suh-key-shuh s] /ˌdɪp səˈkeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Dipsacaceae, the teasel family of plants.
Compare teasel family.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin Dipsacace(ae) name of the family (Dipsac(us) the typical genus < Greek dípsakos teasel (derivative of dípsa thirst) + Neo-Latin -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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