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lauraceous

[ law-rey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the plant family Lauraceae.


lauraceous

/ lɔːˈreɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Lauraceae, a family of aromatic trees and shrubs having leathery leaves: includes the laurels and avocado


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lauraceous1

< New Latin Laurace ( ae ) ( Laur ( us ) the laurel genus ( Latin: laurel ) + -aceae -aceae ) + -ous

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