araceous

[ uh-rey-shuh s ]
/ əˈreɪ ʃəs /

adjective Botany.

belonging to the plant family Araceae.

Nearby words

  1. arabs,
  2. araby,
  3. aracaju,
  4. aracajú,
  5. aracari,
  6. arachic,
  7. arachidic,
  8. arachidic acid,
  9. arachidonic acid,
  10. arachis oil

Compare arum family.

Origin of araceous

< New Latin Arace(ae) (see arum (family), -aceae) + -ous

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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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