sterculiaceous

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sterculiaceous (stɜːˌkjuːlɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sterculiaceae, a chiefly tropical family of plants that includes cacao and cola
 
[C18: via New Latin from Latin Sterculius god of manuring, from stercus dung, alluding to the odour of some species]

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