[ bawl-suh-muh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌbɔl sə məˈneɪ ʃəs /
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belonging to the plant family Balsaminaceae.
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Origin of balsaminaceous
<Greek balsamín(ē) garden balsam + -aceous
Words nearby balsaminaceous
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British Dictionary definitions for balsaminaceous
/ (ˌbɔːlsəmɪˈneɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Balsaminaceae, a family of flowering plants, including balsam and touch-me-not, that have irregular flowers and explosive capsules
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