scrophulariaceous

scrophulariaceous

[skrof-yuh-lair-ee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family of plants.
Compare figwort family.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin scrophulariace(ae) family name (see scrofula, -aria, -aceae) + -ous

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scrophulariaceous (ˌskrɒfjʊˌlɛərɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, a family of plants including figwort, snapdragon, foxglove, toadflax, speedwell, and mullein
 
[C19: from New Latin (herba) scrophularia scrofula (plant), from the use of such plants in treating scrofula]

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