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crassulaceous

[ kras-yoo-ley-shuhs ]
/ ˌkræs yʊˈleɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants.
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Origin of crassulaceous

1650–60; <New Latin Crassulace(ae) (equivalent to Crassul(a) genus name (Medieval Latin crassula;see crass, -ule) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for crassulaceous

crassulaceous
/ (ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃəs) /

adjective
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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