[jen-shee-uh-ney-shuh s]


belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae.

Origin of gentianaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Gentianace(ae) name of the family (Latin gentiān(a) gentian + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gentianaceous

Historical Examples of 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



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