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verbenaceous

[ vur-buh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌvɜr bəˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the plant family Verbenaceae.
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Origin of verbenaceous

1880–85; <New Latin Verbenace(ae) (see verbena, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for verbenaceous

verbenaceous
/ (ˌvɜːbɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Verbenaceae, a family of herbaceous and climbing plants, shrubs, and trees, mostly of warm and tropical regions, having tubular typically two-lipped flowers: includes teak, lantana, vervain, and verbena

Word Origin for verbenaceous

C19: from New Latin Verbēnāceae, from Medieval Latin: verbena
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