[ram-ney-shuh s]

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


  1. 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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