orobanchaceous

[ awr-oh-bang-key-shuh s, or- ]
/ ˌɔr oʊ bæŋˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌɒr- /

adjective

belonging to the Orobanchaceae, the broomrape family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. ornithoscopy,
  2. ornithosis,
  3. oro,
  4. oro y plata,
  5. oro-,
  6. orodigitofacial,
  7. orodigitofacial dysostosis,
  8. orofacial,
  9. orofaciodigital syndrome,
  10. orogen


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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