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rhamnaceous

[ ram-ney-shuhs ]
/ ræmˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of plants.

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Origin of rhamnaceous

<New Latin Rhamnace(ae) family name (Rhamn(us) genus name (<Greek rhámnos thorn bush) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for rhamnaceous

rhamnaceous
/ (ræmˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Rhamnaceae, a widely distributed family of trees and shrubs having small inconspicuous flowers. The family includes the buckthorns

Word Origin for rhamnaceous

C19: from New Latin Rhamnaceae, from Greek rhamnos a thorn
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