moraceous

moraceous

[maw-rey-shuhs, moh-]
adjective
belonging to the Moraceae, the mulberry family of plants.
Compare mulberry family.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin, Morace(ae) (Mor(us) the type genus (Latin mōrus black mulberry tree) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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moraceous (mɔːˈreɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Moraceae, a mostly tropical and subtropical family of trees and shrubs, including fig, mulberry, breadfruit, and hop, many of which have latex in the stems and heads enclosed in a fleshy receptacle
 
[C20: via New Latin from Latin morus mulberry tree]

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