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bombacaceous

[bom-buh-key-shuh s] /ˌbɒm bəˈkeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Bombacaceae, the bombax family of plants.
Compare bombax family.
Origin of bombacaceous
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin Bombacace(ae) name of the family (see bombax family, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for bombacaceous

bombacaceous

/ˌbɒmbəˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bombacaceae, a family of tropical trees, including the kapok tree and baobab, that have very thick stems, often with water-storing tissue
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Bombācāceae, from Medieval Latin bombāx cotton, from Latin bombyx silkworm, silk, from Greek bombux
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