onagraceous

[on-uh-grey-shuh s]

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

adjective
  1. 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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