Scit`a*min"e*ous\ (?; 277), a. [NL. scitamineosus, fr. Scitamineae, fr. L. scitamentum a delicacy, dainty.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamine[ae]), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
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