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araceous

[ uh-rey-shuhs ]
/ əˈreɪ ʃəs /
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adjective Botany.
belonging to the plant family Araceae.
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Compare arum family.

Origin of araceous

First recorded in 1835–40; from New Latin Arace(ae) + -ous adjective suffix; see origin at arum family, -aceae
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British Dictionary definitions for araceous

araceous
/ (əˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective
another word for aroid (def. 1)

Word Origin for araceous

C19: from New Latin Arāceae; see arum
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