caryophyllaceous

[ kar-ee-oh-fuh-ley-shuhs ]

adjective
  1. belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, the pink family of plants.

Origin of caryophyllaceous

1
1825–35; <New Latin Caryophyllace(ae) the family (Caryophyll(us) a genus <Greek karyóphyllon clove tree (see caryo-, -phyll) + -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for caryophyllaceous

caryophyllaceous

/ (ˌkærɪəʊfɪˈleɪʃəs) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, a family of flowering plants including the pink, carnation, sweet william, and chickweed

Origin of caryophyllaceous

1
C19: from New Latin Caryophyllāceae, from Caryophyllus former type genus, from Greek karuophullon clove tree, from karuon nut + phullon leaf

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