orobanchaceous

orobanchaceous

[awr-oh-bang-key-shuhs, or-]
adjective
belonging to the Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family of plants.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Orobanchace(ae) family name (Latin orobanch(ē) broomrape (< Greek orobánchē) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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orobanchaceous (ˌɔːrəʊbæŋˈkeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Orobanchaceae, a family of flowering plants all of which are root parasites, including broomrapes
 
[via Latin from Greek orobankhē broomrape]

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