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dipsacaceous

[dip-suh-key-shuh s]
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  1. 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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