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zingiberaceous

[zin-juh-buh-rey-shuh s] /ˌzɪn dʒə bəˈreɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Zingiberaceae, the ginger family of plants.
Compare ginger family.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin Zingiberace(ae) family name (see ginger, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for zingiberaceous

zingiberaceous

/ˌzɪndʒɪbəˈreɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from zingiberginger
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