Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

scrophulariaceous

[skrof-yuh-lair-ee-ey-shuh s] /ˌskrɒf yəˌlɛər iˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family of plants.
Compare figwort family.
Origin of scrophulariaceous
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin scrophulariace(ae) family name (see scrofula, -aria, -aceae) + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for scrophulariaceous

scrophulariaceous

/ˌskrɒfjʊˌlɛərɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, a family of plants including figwort, snapdragon, foxglove, toadflax, speedwell, and mullein
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin (herba) scrophularia scrofula (plant), from the use of such plants in treating scrofula
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for scrophulariaceous

Word Value for scrophulariaceous

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends