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crassulaceous

[kras-yoo-ley-shuh s] /ˌkræs yʊˈleɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants.
Compare stonecrop family.
Origin of crassulaceous
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin Crassulace(ae) (equivalent to Crassul(a) genus name (Medieval Latin crassula; see crass, -ule) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for crassulaceous

crassulaceous

/ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Crassulaceae, a family of herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants with fleshy succulent leaves, including the houseleeks and stonecrops
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Crassula name of genus, from Medieval Latin: stonecrop, from Latin crassus thick
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