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orobanchaceous

[awr-oh-bang-key-shuh s, or-] /ˌɔr oʊ bæŋˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌɒr-/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family of plants.
Compare broomrape family.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Orobanchace(ae) family name (Latin orobanch(ē) broomrape (< Greek orobánchē) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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orobanchaceous

/ˌɔːrəʊbæŋˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Orobanchaceae, a family of flowering plants all of which are root parasites, including broomrapes
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek orobankhē broomrape
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