[ham-uh-mel-i-dey-shuh s, -mee-, li-]

Origin of hamamelidaceous

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


  1. 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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