[sal-i-key-shuh s]
Compare willow family.

Origin of salicaceous

1840–50; < New Latin Salicace(ae) (Salic-, stem of Salix the type genus (Latin: willow) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for salicaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Salicaceae, a chiefly N temperate family of trees and shrubs having catkins: includes the willows and poplars

Word Origin for salicaceous

C19: via New Latin from Latin salix a willow
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