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gentianaceous

[jen-shee-uh-ney-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae.

Origin of gentianaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Gentianace(ae) name of the family (Latin gentiān(a) gentian + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for gentianaceous

Historical Examples

  • In the Gentianaceous genus Halenia, H. heterantha is remarkable for the absence of spurs.

    Vegetable Teratology</p>

    Maxwell T. Masters


British Dictionary definitions for gentianaceous

gentianaceous

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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