[ uh-sklee-pee-uh-dey-shuhs ]
/ əˌskli pi əˈdeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family of plants.
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British Dictionary definitions for asclepiadaceous
/ (æˌskliːpɪəˈdeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical flowering plants, including the milkweed and swallowwort, having pollen in the form of a waxy mass (pollinium): now usually regarded as a subfamily of the Apocynaceae
Word Origin for asclepiadaceous
C19: from New Latin Asclēpias genus name, from Latin, from Greek asklēpias, named after Asclepius
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