[ sim-uh-roo-bey-shuh s ]
/ ˌsɪm ə ruˈbeɪ ʃəs /


belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.


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Words nearby simaroubaceous

Origin of simaroubaceous

1835–45; < New Latin Simaroubace(ae) (see simarouba, -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for simaroubaceous



/ (ˌsɪməruːˈbeɪʃəs) /


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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