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mimosaceous

[ mim-uh-sey-shuhs, mahy-muh- ]
/ ˌmɪm əˈseɪ ʃəs, ˌmaɪ mə- /
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belonging to the Mimosaceae, now regarded as a subfamily (Mimosoideae) of the legume family.

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Origin of mimosaceous

<New Latin Mimosace(ae) name of the family (see mimosa, -aceae) + -ous

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