[ ham-uh-mel-i-dey-shuh s, -mee-, li- ]
/ ˌhæm əˌmɛl ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs, -ˌmi-, lɪ- /


belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family of plants.


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Origin of hamamelidaceous

< New Latin Hamamelidace(ae) (Hamamelid-, stem of Hamamelis a genus < Greek hamamēlís kind of medlar tree; see hamadryad, melon) + -ous

Words nearby hamamelidaceous

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British Dictionary definitions for hamamelidaceous

/ (ˌhæməˌmiːlɪˈdeɪʃəs, -ˌmɛlɪ-) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, a chiefly subtropical family of trees and shrubs that includes the witch hazel

Word Origin for hamamelidaceous

C19: from New Latin Hamamelis type genus, from Greek: medlar, from hama together with + mēlon fruit
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