[ sim-uh-roo-bey-shuh s ]
/ ˌsɪm ə ruˈbeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.
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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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