valerianaceous

[ vuh-leer-ee-uh-ney-shuhs ]

adjective
  1. belonging to the plant family Valerianaceae.

Origin of valerianaceous

1
1835–45; <New Latin Valerianace(ae) (see valerian, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for valerianaceous

valerianaceous

/ (vəˌlɪərɪəˈneɪʃəs) /


adjective
  1. 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

Origin of valerianaceous

1
C19: from New Latin; see valerian

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