Onagraceous
Onagraceous On`a*gra"ceous ([o^]n`[.a]*gr[=a]"sh[u^]s), Onagrarieous On`a*gra*ri"e*ous (-gr[asl]*r[imac]"[-e]*[u^]s), a. [From NL. Onagra an old scientific name of the evening primrose ({[OE]nothera}), fr. Gr. 'ona`gra a kind of plant; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants ({Onagrace[ae]} or {Onagrarie[ae]}), which includes the fuchsia, the willow-herb ({Epilobium}), and the evening primrose ({[OE]nothera}). [1913 Webster]

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  • onagraceous — /on euh gray sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Onagraceae, the evening primrose family of plants. Cf. evening primrose family. [1835 45; < NL Onagrace(ae) (Onagr(a) the type genus ( < Gk onágra oleander) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • onagraceous — on·a·gra·ceous …   English syllables

  • onagraceous — adjective see onagraceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Onagrarieous — Onagraceous On a*gra ceous ([o^]n [.a]*gr[=a] sh[u^]s), Onagrarieous On a*gra*ri e*ous ( gr[asl]*r[imac] [ e]*[u^]s), a. [From NL. Onagra an old scientific name of the evening primrose ({[OE]nothera}), fr. Gr. ona gra a kind of plant; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onagraceae — Dwarf Fireweed (Epilobium latifolium) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • onager —   n. (pl. gri ) wild ass of Asia.    ♦ onagraceous, a. belonging to evening primrose family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

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