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verbenaceous

[vur-buh-ney-shuh s] /ˌvɜr bəˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the plant family Verbenaceae.
Compare verbena family.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin Verbenace(ae) (see verbena, -aceae) + -ous
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verbenaceous

/ˌvɜːbɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Verbēnāceae, from Medieval Latin: verbena
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