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lythraceous

[lith-rey-shuh s, lahy-threy-] /lɪθˈreɪ ʃəs, laɪˈθreɪ-/
adjective
1.
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-/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Lythrum type genus, from Greek luthron blood, from the red flowers
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