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amygdalaceous

[ uh-mig-duh-ley-shuhs ]
/ əˌmɪg dəˈleɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Amygdalaceae, a family of plants bearing fruit containing a single hard seed.
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Origin of amygdalaceous

1850–55; <New Latin Amygdalace(ae) plant family name (see amygdala, -aceae) + -ous
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How to use amygdalaceous in a sentence

  • Its taste is weak, amygdalaceous, with a faint, mushroom-like aroma.

    The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
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