mimosaceous

[mim-uh-sey-shuh s, mahy-muh-]

adjective

belonging to the Mimosaceae, now regarded as a subfamily (Mimosoideae) of the legume family.

Compare legume family.

Origin of mimosaceous

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