[ uh-ruhn-duh-ney-shuhs ]
/ əˌrʌn dəˈneɪ ʃəs /
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pertaining to or like a reed or cane; reedlike; reedy.
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Origin of arundinaceous
1650–60; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin (h)arundin- (stem of harundō reed) + -āceus-aceous
Words nearby arundinaceous
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The continental form, Acrocephalus arundinaceous, is apparently closest to the ancestral stock of these oceanic birds.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
British Dictionary definitions for arundinaceous
/ (əˌrʌndɪˈneɪʃəs) /
botany resembling a reed
Word Origin for arundinaceous
C17: from Latin harundināceus, from harundō a reed
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