onagraceous

[ on-uh-grey-shuh s ]
/ ˌɒn əˈgreɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Onagraceae, the evening primrose family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. on-the-scene,
  2. on-the-spot,
  3. on-trend,
  4. ona,
  5. onager,
  6. onanism,
  7. onassis,
  8. onassis, aristotle socrates,
  9. onassis, jacqueline kennedy,
  10. onbeat


Origin of onagraceous

1835–45; < New Latin Onagrace(ae) (Onagr(a) the type genus (< Greek onágra oleander) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for onagraceous

onagraceous

/ (ˌɒnəˈɡreɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Onagraceae, a family of flowering plants including fuchsia and willowherb

Word Origin for onagraceous

C19: via New Latin Onagrāceae, from Latin onager; see onager

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