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ericaceous

[er-i-key-shuh s] /ˌɛr ɪˈkeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Ericaceae, the heath family of plants.
Compare heath family.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin Ericace(ae) (see erica, -aceae) + -ous
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  • The density of ericaceous species may be closely tied to land-use and disturbance history.
British Dictionary definitions for ericaceous

ericaceous

/ˌɛrɪˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Ericaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with typically bell-shaped flowers: includes heather, rhododendron, azalea, and arbutus
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Erīcāceae, from Latin erīca heath, from Greek ereikē
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