cucurbitaceous

[kyoo-kur-bi-tey-shuh s]
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adjective

belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. cucumber mosaic,
  2. cucumber root,
  3. cucumber tree,
  4. cucurbit,
  5. cucurbit wilt,
  6. cud,
  7. cuda,
  8. cudahy,
  9. cudbear,
  10. cuddle

Compare gourd family.

Origin of cucurbitaceous

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

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