plumbaginaceous

plumbaginaceous

[pluhm-baj-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
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

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plumbaginaceous (plʌmˌbædʒɪˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
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

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