cistaceous

[ si-stey-shuhs ]
/ sɪˈsteɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Cistaceae, the rockrose family of plants.

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Origin of cistaceous

<Greek kíst(os), variant of kísthos rockrose + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for cistaceous

cistaceous
/ (sɪˈsteɪʃəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for cistaceous

C19: from New Latin Cistaceae, from Greek kistos rockrose
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