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capparidaceous

[ kap-uh-ri-dey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae), the caper family of plants.


capparidaceous

/ ˌkæpərɪˈdeɪʃəs /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of capparidaceous1

1865–70; < New Latin Capparidace ( ae ) name of the family ( Cappar ( is ) genus name ( caper 2 ) + -id- -id 2 + -ace ( ae ) -aceae ) + -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of capparidaceous1

C19: from New Latin Capparidaceae, from Latin capparis caper

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