follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

plumbaginaceous

[pluhm-baj-uh-ney-shuh s] /plʌmˌbædʒ əˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, the leadwort family of plants.
Compare leadwort family.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Plumbaginace(ae) the family (Plumbagin-, stem of Plumbago genus of leadworts (see plumbago) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for plumbaginaceous

plumbaginaceous

/plʌmˌbædʒɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, a family of typically coastal plants having flowers with a brightly coloured calyx and five styles: includes leadwort, thrift, and sea lavender
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 plumbaginaceous

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for plumbaginaceous

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for plumbaginaceous