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primulaceous

[ prim-yuh-ley-shuhs ]
/ ˌprɪm yəˈleɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the plant family Primulaceae.
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Origin of primulaceous

1835–45; <New Latin Primulace(ae) family name (see primula, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for primulaceous

primulaceous
/ (ˌprɪmjʊˈleɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Primulaceae, a family of plants having funnel-shaped or bell-shaped flowers: includes primrose, moneywort, pimpernel, and loosestrife
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