[ skrof-yuh-lair-ee-ey-shuhs ]
/ ˌskrɒf yəˌlɛər iˈeɪ ʃəs /
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belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family of plants.
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How to use scrophulariaceous in a sentence
Free-blooming, showy scrophulariaceous plants, thriving best in moist situations.
British Dictionary definitions for scrophulariaceous
/ (ˌskrɒfjʊˌlɛərɪˈeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, a family of plants including figwort, snapdragon, foxglove, toadflax, speedwell, and mullein
Word Origin for scrophulariaceous
C19: from New Latin (herba) scrophularia scrofula (plant), from the use of such plants in treating scrofula
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