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hamamelidaceous

[ham-uh-mel-i-dey-shuh s, -mee-, li-] /ˌhæm əˌmɛl ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs, -ˌmi-, lɪ-/
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1.
belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family of plants.
Origin of hamamelidaceous
< New Latin Hamamelidace(ae) (Hamamelid-, stem of Hamamelis a genus < Greek hamamēlís kind of medlar tree; see hamadryad, melon) + -ous
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hamamelidaceous

/ˌhæməˌmiːlɪˈdeɪʃəs; -ˌmɛlɪ-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, a chiefly subtropical family of trees and shrubs that includes the witch hazel
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Hamamelis type genus, from Greek: medlar, from hama together with + mēlon fruit
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