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fabaceous

[fuh-bey-shuh s] /fəˈbeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Fabaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Leguminosae.
Compare legume family.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < New Latin Fabace(ae) (Fab(a) the type genus (Latin: bean) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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  • Nearly twice as many species occur on fabaceous hosts as on any other host family.
British Dictionary definitions for fabaceous

fabaceous

/fəˈbeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
a less common term for leguminous
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin fabāceus of beans, from Latin faba bean
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