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juncaceous

[juhng-key-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the plant family Juncaceae.
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Origin of juncaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Juncace(ae) rush family (Junc(us) the type genus (Latin: rush) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for juncaceous

juncaceous

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

C19: via New Latin from Latin juncus a rush
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