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simaroubaceous

[ sim-uh-roo-bey-shuhs ]
/ ˌsɪm ə ruˈbeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.
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Origin of simaroubaceous

1835–45; <New Latin Simaroubace(ae) (see simarouba, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for simaroubaceous

simaroubaceous

simarubaceous

/ (ˌsɪməruːˈbeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Simaroubaceae, a mainly tropical family of trees and shrubs that includes ailanthus and quassia
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