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onagraceous

[ on-uh-grey-shuhs ]
/ ˌɒn əˈgreɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Onagraceae, the evening primrose family of plants.
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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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