lythraceous

lythraceous

[lith-rey-shuhs, lahy-threy-]
adjective
belonging to the Lythraceae, the loosestrife family of plants.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Lythrace(ae) (Lythr(um) the type genus (< Greek lýthron gore) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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lythraceous (lɪˈθreɪʃəs, laɪˈθreɪ-)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Lythraceae, a mostly tropical American family of herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees that includes purple loosestrife and crape myrtle
 
[C19: from New Latin Lythrum type genus, from Greek luthron blood, from the red flowers]

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