verbenaceous

verbenaceous

[vur-buh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the plant family Verbenaceae.
Compare verbena family.


Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin Verbenace(ae) (see verbena, -aceae) + -ous

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verbenaceous (ˌvɜːbɪˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Verbenaceae, a family of herbaceous and climbing plants, shrubs, and trees, mostly of warm and tropical regions, having tubular typically two-lipped flowers: includes teak, lantana, vervain, and verbena
 
[C19: from New Latin Verbēnāceae, from Medieval Latin: verbena]

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