ericaceous

[ er-i-key-shuhs ]

adjective
  1. belonging to the Ericaceae, the heath family of plants.

Origin of ericaceous

1
1880–85; <New Latin Ericace(ae) (see erica, -aceae) + -ous

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How to use ericaceous in a sentence

  • Few plants grow in the dense shades of the lower forests, and these are mainly ericaceous.

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  • This is a pretty little ericaceous plant, nearly allied to Menziesia, and with a plentiful supply of dark-green leaves.

British Dictionary definitions for ericaceous

ericaceous

/ (ˌɛrɪˈkeɪʃəs) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Ericaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with typically bell-shaped flowers: includes heather, rhododendron, azalea, and arbutus

Origin of ericaceous

1
C19: from New Latin Erīcāceae, from Latin erīca heath, from Greek ereikē

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