euphorbiaceous

euphorbiaceous

[yoo-fawr-bee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family of plants.
Compare spurge family.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Euphorbiace(ae) name of family (see euphorbia, -aceae) + -ous

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euphorbiaceous (juːˌfɔːbɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, a family of plants typically having capsular fruits: includes the spurges, the castor oil and cassava plants, cascarilla, and poinsettia

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