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taxaceous

[ tak-sey-shuhs ]
/ tækˈseɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Taxaceae, the yew family of plants.
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Origin of taxaceous

1840–50; <New Latin Taxace(ae) name of the family (Tax(us) a genus (Latin: yew) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for taxaceous

taxaceous
/ (tækˈseɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Taxaceae, a family of coniferous trees that includes the yews

Word Origin for taxaceous

C19: from New Latin taxāceus, from Latin taxus a yew
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