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rubiaceous

[roo-bee-ey-shuh s] /ˌru biˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Rubiaceae, the madder family of plants.
Compare madder family.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin Rubiace(ae) name of family (Rubi(a) genus name (Latin rubia madder, akin to ruber red1) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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rubiaceous

/ˌruːbɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Rubiaceae, a widely distributed family of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that includes the coffee and cinchona trees, gardenia, madder, and bedstraws
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Rubiaceae, from Latin rubia madder, from rubeus red
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