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styracaceous

[ stahy-ruh-key-shuhs ]
/ ˌstaɪ rəˈkeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Styracaceae, the storax family of plants.
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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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