[ vuh-leer-ee-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ vəˌlɪər i əˈneɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the plant family Valerianaceae.
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British Dictionary definitions for valerianaceous
/ (vəˌlɪərɪəˈneɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Valerianaceae, a family of herbaceous plants having, in some genera, the calyx of the flower reduced to a ring of hairs: includes valerian, spikenard, and corn salad
Word Origin for valerianaceous
C19: from New Latin; see valerian
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