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caprifoliaceous

[kap-ruh-foh-lee-ey-shuh s] /ˌkæp rəˌfoʊ liˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family of plants.
Origin of caprifoliaceous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Caprifoliace(ae) honeysuckle family (Caprifoli(um) genus of honeysuckle (Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin capri- capri- + folium leaf) + New Latin -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for caprifoliaceous

caprifoliaceous

/ˌkæprɪˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, a family of N temperate shrubs, small trees, and climbers including honeysuckle, elder, and guelder-rose
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin caprifoliāceae, from caprifolium type genus, from Medieval Latin: honeysuckle, from Latin caper goat + folium leaf
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