zingiberaceous

zingiberaceous

[zin-juh-buh-rey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Zingiberaceae, the ginger family of plants.
Compare ginger family.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Zingiberace(ae) family name (see ginger, -aceae) + -ous

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zingiberaceous (ˌzɪndʒɪbəˈreɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Zingiberaceae, a family of tropical aromatic plants that typically have fleshy rhizomes and flowers in spikes or clusters: includes ginger and the plants yielding turmeric and cardamom
 
[C19: via New Latin from zingiberginger]

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