hamamelidaceous

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. hamadryas,
  2. hamadryas baboon,
  3. hamadān,
  4. hamal,
  5. hamamatsu,
  6. hamamelis,
  7. haman,
  8. hamantasch,
  9. hamantash,
  10. hamartia


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

hamamelidaceous

/ (ˌhæməˌmiːlɪˈdeɪʃəs, -ˌmɛlɪ-) /

adjective

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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