gentianaceous

gentianaceous

[jen-shee-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae.
Compare gentian family.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Gentianace(ae) name of the family (Latin gentiān(a) gentian + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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gentianaceous (ˌdʒɛnʃɪəˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Gentianaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes centaury, felwort, and gentian

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