[kras-yoo-ley-shuh s]

Origin of crassulaceous

1650–60; < New Latin Crassulace(ae) (equivalent to Crassul(a) genus name (Medieval Latin crassula; see crass, -ule) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for crassulaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Crassulaceae, a family of herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants with fleshy succulent leaves, including the houseleeks and stonecrops

Word Origin for crassulaceous

C19: from New Latin Crassula name of genus, from Medieval Latin: stonecrop, from Latin crassus thick
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