caesalpiniaceous


caesalpiniaceous
/sɛzˌælpəˈneɪʃəs/ (say sez.alpuh'nayshuhs), /sɛs-/ (say ses-)

adjective
belonging to the Caesalpiniaceae, a family of leguminous plants including the cassia, royal poinciana, and numerous tropical genera.
{New Latin Caesalpinia, the typical genus (named after Andrea Caesalpino, 1519–1603, Italian botanist) + -aceous}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • caesalpiniaceous — adjective see caesalpiniaceae * * * caesalpiniaceous /ses al or sē zal pi ni āˈshəs/ adjective Of, or belonging to, the Caesalpiniāˈceae, a family of tropical leguminous plants, including brazil wood, cassia and dividivi ORIGIN: Named after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caesalpiniaceous — caes·al·pin·i·a·ceous …   English syllables