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amaranthaceous

[ am-uh-ran-they-shuhs ]
/ ˌæm ə rænˈθeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the plant family Amaranthaceae.

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Origin of amaranthaceous

1830–40; <New Latin Amaranthace(ae) (Amaranth(us) amaranth + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for amaranthaceous

amaranthaceous
/ (ˌæmərænˈθeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Amaranthaceae (or Amarantaceae), a family of tropical and temperate herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants that includes the amaranths and cockscomb
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