plumbaginaceous

[pluhm-baj-uh-ney-shuh s]

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

adjective
  1. 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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