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[ juhng-key-shuh s ]
/ dʒʌŋˈkeɪ ʃəs /


belonging to the plant family Juncaceae.

Nearby words

jumpy, jun, jun., junagadh, junc., juncaceous, junco, junction, junction box, junction city, junction nevus
Compare rush family.

Origin of juncaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Juncace(ae) rush family (Junc(us) the type genus (Latin: rush) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for juncaceous


/ (dʒʌŋˈkeɪʃəs) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Juncaceae, a family of grasslike plants with small brown flowers: includes the rushes and woodrushesCompare cyperaceous

Word Origin for juncaceous

C19: via New Latin from Latin juncus a rush
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