[ sak-suh-fruh-gey-shuhs ]
/ ˌsæk sə frəˈgeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the plant family Saxifragaceae.
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Escallonia, a genus of saxifragaceous shrubs and trees, natives chiefly of the Andes.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
British Dictionary definitions for saxifragaceous
/ (ˌsæksɪfrəˈɡeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Saxifragaceae, a chiefly arctic and alpine family of plants having a basal rosette or cushion of leaves and small but showy flowers: includes saxifrage
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