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zygophyllaceous

[ zahy-goh-fuh-ley-shuhs, zig-oh- ]
/ ˌzaɪ goʊ fəˈleɪ ʃəs, ˌzɪg oʊ- /
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adjective
belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants.
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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
/ (ˌzaɪɡəʊfɪˈleɪʃəs, ˌzɪɡ-) /

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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