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orchidaceous

[ awr-ki-dey-shuhs ]
/ ˌɔr kɪˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the plant family Orchidaceae.
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Origin of orchidaceous

1830–40; <New Latin Orchidace(ae) (see orchid, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for orchidaceous

orchidaceous
/ (ˌɔːkɪˈdeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Orchidaceae, a family of flowering plants including the orchids
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