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gentianaceous

[jen-shee-uh-ney-shuh s] /ˌdʒɛn ʃi əˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae.
Compare gentian family.
Origin of gentianaceous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Gentianace(ae) name of the family (Latin gentiān(a) gentian + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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  • In the gentianaceous genus Halenia, H. heterantha is remarkable for the absence of spurs.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for gentianaceous

gentianaceous

/ˌdʒɛnʃɪəˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Gentianaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes centaury, felwort, and gentian
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