urticaceous

urticaceous

[ur-ti-key-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Urticaceae, the nettle family of plants.
Compare nettle family.


Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Urticace(ae) (Urtic(a) the type genus (Latin urtīca nettle) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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urticaceous (ˌɜːtɪˈkeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Urticaceae, a family of plants, having small flowers and, in many species, stinging hairs: includes the nettles and pellitory
 
[C18: via New Latin from Latin urtīca nettle, from ūrere to burn]

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