cucurbitaceous

[kyoo-kur-bi-tey-shuh s]
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adjective

belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of plants.

Compare gourd family.

Origin of cucurbitaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Cucurbitace(ae) (see cucurbit, -aceae) + -ous
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