simaroubaceous

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

adjective

belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.

QUIZZES

Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Words nearby simaroubaceous

Origin of simaroubaceous

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

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012