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euphorbiaceous

[yoo-fawr-bee-ey-shuh s] /yuˌfɔr biˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family of plants.
Compare spurge family.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Neo-Latin Euphorbiace(ae) name of family (see euphorbia, -aceae) + -ous
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euphorbiaceous

/juːˌfɔːbɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
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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