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capparidaceous

[ kap-uh-ri-dey-shuhs ]
/ ˌkæp ə rɪˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae), the caper family of plants.
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Origin of capparidaceous

1865–70; <New Latin Capparidace(ae) name of the family (Cappar(is) genus name (see caper2) + -id--id2 + -ace(ae) -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for capparidaceous

capparidaceous
/ (ˌkæpərɪˈdeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Capparidaceae (or (Capparaceae), a family of plants, mostly shrubs including the caper, of warm tropical regions

Word Origin for capparidaceous

C19: from New Latin Capparidaceae, from Latin capparis caper
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