zygophyllaceous

[zahy-goh-fuh-ley-shuh s, zig-oh-]

adjective

belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants.

Origin of zygophyllaceous

1885–90; < New Latin Zygophyllace(ae) family name (Zygophyll(um) the type genus (see zygo-, -phyll) + aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for zygophyllaceous

zygophyllaceous

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, an Old World family of flowering plants having pinnate leaves and capsules as fruits: includes the lignum vitae
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