[ jen-shee-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌdʒɛn ʃi əˈneɪ ʃəs /
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belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae.
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In the Gentianaceous genus Halenia, H. heterantha is remarkable for the absence of spurs.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for gentianaceous
/ (ˌdʒɛnʃɪəˈneɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Gentianaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes centaury, felwort, and gentian
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