dipsacaceous

[dip-suh-key-shuh s]

adjective

belonging to the Dipsacaceae, the teasel family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. dipropellant,
  2. dipropyltryptamine,
  3. diprotic,
  4. diprotodon,
  5. diprotodont,
  6. dipsesis,
  7. dipshit,
  8. dipso,
  9. dipsogen,
  10. dipsomania

Compare teasel family.

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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