salicaceous

salicaceous

[sal-i-key-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Salicaceae, the willow family of plants.
Compare willow family.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Salicace(ae) (Salic-, stem of Salix the type genus (Latin: willow) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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salicaceous (ˌsælɪˈkeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Salicaceae, a chiefly N temperate family of trees and shrubs having catkins: includes the willows and poplars
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin salix a willow]

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