[til-ee-ey-shuh s]
Compare linden family.

Origin of tiliaceous

1890–95; < New Latin Tiliace(ae) (Tili(a) a genus (Latin: linden tree) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for tiliaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Tiliaceae, a family of flowering plants, mostly trees and shrubs of warm and tropical regions: includes linden and jute

Word Origin for tiliaceous

C19: from Late Latin tiliāceus, from Latin tilia linden
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