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scrophulariaceous

[skrof-yuh-lair-ee-ey-shuh s] /ˌskrɒf yəˌlɛər iˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family of plants.
Compare figwort family.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin scrophulariace(ae) family name (see scrofula, -aria, -aceae) + -ous
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scrophulariaceous

/ˌskrɒfjʊˌlɛərɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, a family of plants including figwort, snapdragon, foxglove, toadflax, speedwell, and mullein
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin (herba) scrophularia scrofula (plant), from the use of such plants in treating scrofula
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