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dipsacaceous

[ dip-suh-key-shuhs ]
/ ˌdɪp səˈkeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Dipsacaceae, the teasel family of plants.
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Origin of dipsacaceous

1840–50; <New Latin Dipsacace(ae) name of the family (Dipsac(us) the typical genus <Greek dípsakos teasel (derivative of dípsa thirst) + New Latin -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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