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 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 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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