euphorbiaceous

[yoo-fawr-bee-ey-shuh s]

adjective

belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. euphonium,
  2. euphonize,
  3. euphony,
  4. euphorbia,
  5. euphorbia pilulifera,
  6. euphoretic,
  7. euphoria,
  8. euphoriant,
  9. euphoric,
  10. euphorigenic

Compare spurge family.

Origin of euphorbiaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Euphorbiace(ae) name of family (see euphorbia, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for euphorbiaceous

euphorbiaceous

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, a family of plants typically having capsular fruits: includes the spurges, the castor oil and cassava plants, cascarilla, and poinsettia
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