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gentianaceous

[ jen-shee-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌdʒɛn ʃi əˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae.

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Origin of gentianaceous

1850–55; <New Latin Gentianace(ae) name of the family (Latin gentiān(a) gentian + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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Example sentences from the Web for gentianaceous

  • In the Gentianaceous genus Halenia, H. heterantha is remarkable for the absence of spurs.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters

British Dictionary definitions for gentianaceous

gentianaceous
/ (ˌdʒɛnʃɪəˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Gentianaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes centaury, felwort, and gentian
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