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urticaceous

[ur-ti-key-shuh s] /ˌɜr tɪˈkeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Urticaceae, the nettle family of plants.
Compare nettle family.
Origin of urticaceous
1830-1840
1830-40; < New Latin Urticace(ae) (Urtic(a) the type genus (Latin urtīca nettle) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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urticaceous

/ˌɜːtɪˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Urticaceae, a family of plants, having small flowers and, in many species, stinging hairs: includes the nettles and pellitory
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Latin urtīca nettle, from ūrere to burn
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