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valerianaceous

[vuh-leer-ee-uh-ney-shuh s] /vəˌlɪər i əˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the plant family Valerianaceae.
Compare valerian family.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin Valerianace(ae) (see valerian, -aceae) + -ous
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valerianaceous

/vəˌlɪərɪəˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Valerianaceae, a family of herbaceous plants having, in some genera, the calyx of the flower reduced to a ring of hairs: includes valerian, spikenard, and corn salad
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin; see valerian
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