[ bom-buh-key-shuh s ]
/ ˌbɒm bəˈkeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Bombacaceae, the bombax family of plants.
Words nearby bombacaceous
Compare bombax family.
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British Dictionary definitions for bombacaceous
/ (ˌbɒmbəˈkeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bombacaceae, a family of tropical trees, including the kapok tree and baobab, that have very thick stems, often with water-storing tissue
Word Origin for bombacaceous
C19: from New Latin Bombācāceae, from Medieval Latin bombāx cotton, from Latin bombyx silkworm, silk, from Greek bombux
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