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balsaminaceous

[bawl-suh-muh-ney-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the plant family Balsaminaceae.
Compare balsam family.

Origin of balsaminaceous

< Greek balsamín(ē) garden balsam + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for balsaminaceous

balsaminaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Balsaminaceae, a family of flowering plants, including balsam and touch-me-not, that have irregular flowers and explosive capsules
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