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juncaceous

[juhng-key-shuh s] /dʒʌŋˈkeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the plant family Juncaceae.
Compare rush family.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Neo-Latin Juncace(ae) rush family (Junc(us) the type genus (Latin: rush) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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juncaceous

/dʒʌŋˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Juncaceae, a family of grasslike plants with small brown flowers: includes the rushes and woodrushes Compare cyperaceous
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Latin juncus a rush
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