styracaceous

[ stahy-ruh-key-shuh s ]
/ ˌstaɪ rəˈkeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Styracaceae, the storax family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. stypsis,
  2. styptic,
  3. styptic pencil,
  4. stypticity,
  5. styr,
  6. styralyl acetate,
  7. styrax,
  8. styrene,
  9. styrene resin,
  10. styria

Compare storax family.

Origin of styracaceous

< New Latin Styracace(ae) (see storax, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for styracaceous

styracaceous

/ (ˌstaɪrəˈkeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Styracaceae, a family of Asian and American trees and shrubs having leathery leaves: includes storax and silver bell

Word Origin for styracaceous

C19: styrac-, from styrax

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