Aurantiaceous Au*ran`ti*a"ceous, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, the Aurantiace[ae], an order of plants (formerly considered natural), of which the orange is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • aurantiaceous — adjective a) Of or relating to oranges or orange trees. b) Relating to the genus Aurantiaceæ …   Wiktionary

  • aurantiaceous — au·ran·ti·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • aurantiaceous —   a. like or pertaining to orange or plant group containing it …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aurantiaceous —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|āshəs adjective Etymology: in sense 1, from New Latin aurantium (specific epithet of Citrus aurantium) + English aceous; in sense 2, from New Latin Aurantiaceae + English ous 1. : relating to or resembling the sour orange 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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