musaceous

musaceous

[myoo-zey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Musaceae, the banana family of plants.
Compare banana family.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Musace(ae) family name (Mus(a) genus name (< Arabic mawzah banana, perhaps < Sanskrit mocaḥ) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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musaceous (mjuːˈzeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Musaceae, a family of tropical flowering plants having large leaves and clusters of elongated berry fruits: includes the banana, edible plantain, and Manila hemp
 
[C19: from New Latin Mūsāceae, from Mūsa genus name, from Arabic mawzah banana]

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