- belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family of plants.
Compare figwort family.
Origin of scrophulariaceous
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- 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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