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juncaceous

[ juhng-key-shuhs ]
/ dʒʌŋˈkeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
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
/ (dʒʌŋˈkeɪʃəs) /

adjective
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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