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pinaceous

[ pahy-ney-shuhs ]
/ paɪˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the plant family Pinaceae.
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Origin of pinaceous

1870–75; <New Latin Pinace(ae) (see pine1, -aceae) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM pinaceous

non·pi·na·ceous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pinaceous

pinaceous
/ (paɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Pinaceae, a family of conifers with needle-like leaves: includes pine, spruce, fir, larch, and cedar

Word Origin for pinaceous

C19: via New Latin from Latin pīnus a pine
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