[maw-rey-shuh s, moh-]

Origin of moraceous

< New Latin, Morace(ae) (Mor(us) the type genus (Latin mōrus black mulberry tree) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for moraceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Moraceae, a mostly tropical and subtropical family of trees and shrubs, including fig, mulberry, breadfruit, and hop, many of which have latex in the stems and heads enclosed in a fleshy receptacle

Word Origin for moraceous

C20: via New Latin from Latin morus mulberry tree
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012