crassulaceous

[ kras-yoo-ley-shuh s ]
/ ˌkræs yʊˈleɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. crashworthiness,
  2. crasis,
  3. crass,
  4. crassitude,
  5. crassulacean acid metabolism,
  6. crassus,
  7. cratch,
  8. crate,
  9. crater,
  10. crater lake


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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