cornaceous

[ kawr-ney-shuhs ]
/ kɔrˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Cornaceae, the dogwood family of plants.

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Origin of cornaceous

<New Latin Cornace(ae) (Corn(us) the type genus (see cornel) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for cornaceous

cornaceous
/ (kɔːˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Cornaceae, a family of temperate plants, mostly trees and shrubs, including dogwood, cornel, and spotted laurelSee laurel (def. 5)

Word Origin for cornaceous

C19: from New Latin Cornaceae, from Cornus genus name, from Latin: cornel
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