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plumbaginaceous

[ pluhm-baj-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ plʌmˌbædʒ əˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, the leadwort family of plants.
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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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