lauraceous

[law-rey-shuh s]
Compare laurel family.

Origin of lauraceous

< New Latin Laurace(ae) (Laur(us) the laurel genus (Latin: laurel) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for lauraceous

lauraceous

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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