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styracaceous

[stahy-ruh-key-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the Styracaceae, the storax family of plants.
Compare storax family.

Origin of styracaceous

< New Latin Styracace(ae) (see storax, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for styracaceous

styracaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Styracaceae, a family of Asian and American trees and shrubs having leathery leaves: includes storax and silver bell

Word Origin

C19: styrac-, from styrax
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