Rhamnaceous
Rhamnaceous Rham*na"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of shrubs and trees ({Rhamnace[ae]}, or {Rhamne[ae]}) of which the buckthorn ({Rhamnus}) is the type. It includes also the New Jersey tea, the supple-jack, and one of the plants called lotus ({Zizyphus}). [1913 Webster]

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  • rhamnaceous — /ram nay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of plants. Cf. buckthorn family. [ < NL Rhamnace(ae) family name (Rhamn(us) genus name ( < Gk rhámnos thorn bush) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhamnaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to plants in the genus Rhamnaceae …   Wiktionary

  • rhamnaceous — rham·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • rhamnaceous — /ræmˈneɪʃəs/ (say ram nayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Rhamnaceae, or buckthorn family of plants. {New Latin Rhamnus, the typical genus (Greek rhamnos a prickly shrub) + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhamnaceous — adjective see rhamnaceae * * * /ram nay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of plants. Cf. buckthorn family. [ < NL Rhamnace(ae) family name (Rhamn(us) genus name ( < Gk rhámnos thorn bush) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colibrina reclinata — Naked Na ked (n[=a] k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n[ o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n[ o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. {Nude}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coyotillo — Co yo*til lo, n. [Mex. Sp. dim. See {Coyote}.] A low rhamnaceous shrub ({Karwinskia humboldtiana}) of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Its berries are said to be poisonous to the coyote. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Karwinskia humboldtiana — Coyotillo Co yo*til lo, n. [Mex. Sp. dim. See {Coyote}.] A low rhamnaceous shrub ({Karwinskia humboldtiana}) of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Its berries are said to be poisonous to the coyote. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Naked — Na ked (n[=a] k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n[ o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n[ o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. {Nude}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Naked bed — Naked Na ked (n[=a] k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n[ o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n[ o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. {Nude}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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