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taxaceous

[tak-sey-shuh s] /tækˈseɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Taxaceae, the yew family of plants.
Compare yew family
Origin
1840-1850
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/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Taxaceae, a family of coniferous trees that includes the yews
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin taxāceus, from Latin taxus a yew
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