- belonging to the Ericaceae, the heath family of plants.
Compare heath family.
Origin of 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.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs
A. D. Webster
- 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
Word Origin for ericaceous
C19: from New Latin Erīcāceae, from Latin erīca heath, from Greek ereikē
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