balsaminaceous

[ bawl-suh-muh-ney-shuh s ]
/ ˌbɔl sə məˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the plant family Balsaminaceae.

Nearby words

  1. balsam spruce,
  2. balsam woolly aphid,
  3. balsamic,
  4. balsamic vinegar,
  5. balsamiferous,
  6. balsamo, giuseppe,
  7. balsas,
  8. balsas, río,
  9. balshem,
  10. balt

Compare balsam family.

Origin of balsaminaceous

< Greek balsamín(ē) garden balsam + -aceous

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British Dictionary definitions for balsaminaceous

balsaminaceous

/ (ˌbɔːlsəmɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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