saxifragaceous

[sak-suh-fruh-gey-shuh s]

Origin of saxifragaceous

First recorded in 1835–45; saxifrage + -aceous
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saxifragaceous

adjective
  1. 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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