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[kap-uh-ri-dey-shuh s]
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  1. belonging to the Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae), the caper family of plants.
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Origin of capparidaceous

1865–70; < New Latin Capparidace(ae) name of the family (Cappar(is) genus name (see caper2) + -id- -id2 + -ace(ae) -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for capparidaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Capparidaceae (or (Capparaceae), a family of plants, mostly shrubs including the caper, of warm tropical regions
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Capparidaceae, from Latin capparis caper
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