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geraniaceous

[ ji-rey-nee-ey-shuhs ]
/ dʒɪˌreɪ niˈeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Geraniaceae, the geranium family of plants.
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Origin of geraniaceous

<New Latin Geraniace(ae) (see geranium, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for geraniaceous

geraniaceous
/ (dʒɪˌreɪnɪˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Geraniaceae, a family of plants with typically hairy stems and beaklike fruits: includes the geranium, pelargonium, storksbill, and cranesbill

Word Origin for geraniaceous

C19: from New Latin Geraniāceae; see geranium
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