ericaceous

[ er-i-key-shuh s ]
/ ˌɛr ɪˈkeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Ericaceae, the heath family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. erhardt,
  2. eric,
  3. eric the red,
  4. eric xiv,
  5. erica,
  6. ericeticolous,
  7. ericoid,
  8. ericson,
  9. ericson, leif,
  10. ericsson

Compare heath family.

Origin of ericaceous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ericaceous

ericaceous

/ (ˌɛrɪˈkeɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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