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rutaceous

[roo-tey-shuh s] /ruˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or like rue.
2.
belonging to the Rutaceae, the rue family of plants.
Compare rue family.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Rutace(ae) name of the family (Rut(a) the type genus (Latin rūta rue2) + -aceae aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for rutaceous

rutaceous

/ruːˈteɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Rutaceae, a family of tropical and temperate flowering plants many of which have aromatic leaves. The family includes rue and citrus trees
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Rutaceae, from Latin rūtarue²
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