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rutaceous

[ roo-tey-shuhs ]
/ ruˈteɪ ʃəs /
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adjective Botany.
of or like rue.
belonging to the Rutaceae, the rue family of plants.
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Origin of rutaceous

1820–30; <New Latin Rutace(ae) name of the family (Rut(a) the type genus (Latin rūta rue2) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for rutaceous

rutaceous
/ (ruːˈteɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Rutaceae, a family of tropical and temperate flowering plants many of which have aromatic leaves. The family includes rue and citrus trees

Word Origin for rutaceous

C19: from New Latin Rutaceae, from Latin rūta rue ²
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