valerianaceous

valerianaceous

[vuh-leer-ee-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the plant family Valerianaceae.
Compare valerian family.


Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Valerianace(ae) (see valerian, -aceae) + -ous

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valerianaceous (vəˌlɪərɪəˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
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
 
[C19: from New Latin; see valerian]

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