plumbaginaceous

[ pluhm-baj-uh-ney-shuh s ]
/ plʌmˌbædʒ əˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, the leadwort family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. plumb bob,
  2. plumb joint,
  3. plumb line,
  4. plumb rule,
  5. plumb-bob,
  6. plumbaginous,
  7. plumbago,
  8. plumbeous,
  9. plumber,
  10. plumber's helper


Origin of plumbaginaceous

< New Latin Plumbaginace(ae) the family (Plumbagin-, stem of Plumbago genus of leadworts (see plumbago) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for plumbaginaceous

plumbaginaceous

/ (plʌmˌbædʒɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, a family of typically coastal plants having flowers with a brightly coloured calyx and five styles: includes leadwort, thrift, and sea lavender
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