taxaceous

taxaceous

[tak-sey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Taxaceae, the yew family of plants.
Compare yew family.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Taxace(ae) name of the family (Tax(us) a genus (Latin: yew) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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taxaceous (tækˈseɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Taxaceae, a family of coniferous trees that includes the yews
 
[C19: from New Latin taxāceus, from Latin taxus a yew]

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