[ er-i-key-shuhs ]
/ ˌɛr ɪˈkeɪ ʃəs /
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belonging to the Ericaceae, the heath family of plants.
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British Dictionary definitions for ericaceous
/ (ˌɛrɪˈkeɪʃəs) /
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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