Proteaceous
Proteaceous Pro`te*a"ceous, a. [From {Proteus}.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the {Proteace[ae]}, an order of apetalous evergreen shrubs, mostly natives of the Cape of Good Hope or of Australia. [1913 Webster]

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