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cucurbitaceous

[kyoo-kur-bi-tey-shuh s]
adjective
  1. belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of plants.
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Origin of cucurbitaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Cucurbitace(ae) (see cucurbit, -aceae) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for cucurbitaceous

Historical Examples of cucurbitaceous

  • Two cucurbitaceous fruits are commonly grown in the islands of Bougainville Straits.

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives

    H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy