follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

pinaceous

[pahy-ney-shuh s] /paɪˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the plant family Pinaceae.
Compare pine family.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin Pinace(ae) (see pine1, -aceae) + -ous
Related forms
nonpinaceous, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for nonpinaceous

pinaceous

/paɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Pinaceae, a family of conifers with needle-like leaves: includes pine, spruce, fir, larch, and cedar
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Latin pīnus a pine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pinaceous

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for nonpinaceous

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends