rhamnaceous

[ ram-ney-shuhs ]

adjective
  1. belonging to the Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of plants.

Origin of rhamnaceous

1
<New Latin Rhamnace(ae) family name (Rhamn(us) genus name (<Greek rhámnos thorn bush) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous

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rhamnaceous

/ (ræmˈneɪʃəs) /


adjective
  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

Origin of rhamnaceous

1
C19: from New Latin Rhamnaceae, from Greek rhamnos a thorn

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