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orobanchaceous

[awr-oh-bang-key-shuh s, or-]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family of plants.

Origin of orobanchaceous

< New Latin Orobanchace(ae) family name (Latin orobanch(ē) broomrape (< Greek orobánchē) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for orobanchaceous

orobanchaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Orobanchaceae, a family of flowering plants all of which are root parasites, including broomrapes

Word Origin

via Latin from Greek orobankhē broomrape
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