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cistaceous

[ si-stey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Cistaceae, the rockrose family of plants.


cistaceous

/ sɪˈsteɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cistaceae, a family of shrubby or herbaceous plants that includes the rockroses


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cistaceous1

< Greek kíst ( os ), variant of kísthos rockrose + -aceous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cistaceous1

C19: from New Latin Cistaceae, from Greek kistos rockrose

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