euphorbiaceous

[yoo-fawr-bee-ey-shuh s]
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
  1. 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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