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nyctaginaceous

[nik-tuh-juh-ney-shuh s] /ˌnɪk tə dʒəˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Nyctaginaceae, the four-o'clock family of plants.
Origin
< New Latin Nyctagin- (stem of Nyctago old name of genus, equivalent to nyct- nyct- + Latin -āgō noun suffix) + -aceous
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nyctaginaceous

/ˌnɪktədʒɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Nyctaginaceae, a family of mostly tropical plants, including bougainvillea, having large coloured bracts surrounding each flower
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Nyctago type genus, from Greek nukt-, nux night
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