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orobanchaceous

[ awr-oh-bang-key-shuhs, or- ]
/ ˌɔr oʊ bæŋˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌɒr- /
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adjective
belonging to the Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family of plants.
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Origin of orobanchaceous

<New Latin Orobanchace(ae) family name (Latin orobanch(ē) broomrape (<Greek orobánchē) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for orobanchaceous

orobanchaceous
/ (ˌɔːrəʊbæŋˈkeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Orobanchaceae, a family of flowering plants all of which are root parasites, including broomrapes

Word Origin for orobanchaceous

via Latin from Greek orobankhē broomrape
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