sterculiaceous

/ (stɜːˌkjuːlɪˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Sterculiaceae, a chiefly tropical family of plants that includes cacao and cola

Nearby words

  1. stercoricolous,
  2. stercoroma,
  3. stercorous,
  4. sterculia,
  5. sterculia gum,
  6. stercus,
  7. stere,
  8. stereo,
  9. stereo-,
  10. stereo.

Word Origin for sterculiaceous

C18: via New Latin from Latin Sterculius god of manuring, from stercus dung, alluding to the odour of some species

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