adjective Botany.
of or like rue.
belonging to the Rutaceae, the rue family of plants.
Compare rue family.

1820–30; < Neo-Latin Rutace(ae) name of the family (Rut(a) the type genus (Latin rūta rue2) + -aceae aceae) + -ous Unabridged
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rutaceous (ruːˈteɪʃəs)
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
[C19: from New Latin Rutaceae, from Latin rūtarue²]

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