- belonging to the plant family Valerianaceae.
Compare valerian family.
Origin of valerianaceous
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- 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
C19: from New Latin; see valerian