most zygophyllaceous

zygophyllaceous

[zahy-goh-fuh-ley-shuhs, zig-oh-]
adjective
belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants.
Compare caltrop family.


Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Zygophyllace(ae) family name (Zygophyll(um) the type genus (see zygo-, -phyll) + aceae -aceae) + -ous

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zygophyllaceous (ˌzaɪɡəʊfɪˈleɪʃəs, ˌzɪɡ-)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, an Old World family of flowering plants having pinnate leaves and capsules as fruits: includes the lignum vitae

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