[ham-uh-mel-i-dey-shuh s, -mee-, li-]
- belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family of plants.
Compare witch hazel family.
Origin of hamamelidaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, a chiefly subtropical family of trees and shrubs that includes the witch hazel
C19: from New Latin Hamamelis type genus, from Greek: medlar, from hama together with + mēlon fruit