- belonging to the Apocynaceae, the dogbane family of plants.
Compare dogbane family.
Origin of apocynaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Apocynaceae, a family of mostly tropical flowering plants with latex in their stems, including the dogbane, periwinkle, oleander, and some lianas
C19: from New Latin Apocynum type genus, from Latin: dogbane, from Greek apokunon, from kuōn dog
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