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simaroubaceous

[sim-uh-roo-bey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.

Origin of simaroubaceous

1835–45; < New Latin Simaroubace(ae) (see simarouba, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for simaroubaceous

simaroubaceous

simarubaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Simaroubaceae, a mainly tropical family of trees and shrubs that includes ailanthus and quassia
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