Rubiaceous
Rubiaceous Ru`bi*a"ceous, a. [L. rubia madder, fr. rubeus red.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants ({Rubiace[ae]}) named after the madder ({Rubia tinctoria}), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over four thousand species. Among them are the coffee tree, the trees yielding peruvian bark and quinine, the madder, the quaker ladies, and the trees bearing the edible fruits called genipap and Sierre Leone peach, besides many plants noted for the beauty or the fragrance of their blossoms. [1913 Webster]

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  • rubiaceous — /rooh bee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Rubiaceae, the madder family of plants. Cf. madder family. [1825 35; < NL Rubiace(ae) name of family (Rubi(a) genus name (L rubia madder, akin to ruber RED1) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubiaceous — ru·bi·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • rubiaceous — /rubiˈeɪʃəs/ (say roohbee ayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Rubiaceae, or madder family of plants, including also the coffee, cinchona, ipecacuanha, gardenia, bedstraw, etc. {New Latin Rubiaceae (from Latin rubia madder)+ ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rubiaceous —   a. like or pertaining to madder plant; belonging to madder family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rubiaceous — adjective see rubiaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubiaceous plant — noun any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae • Syn: ↑madderwort • Hypernyms: ↑angiosperm, ↑flowering plant • Hyponyms: ↑Indian madder, ↑munjeet, ↑Rubia cord …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rubia tinctoria — Rubiaceous Ru bi*a ceous, a. [L. rubia madder, fr. rubeus red.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants ({Rubiace[ae]}) named after the madder ({Rubia tinctoria}), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rubiaceae — Rubiaceous Ru bi*a ceous, a. [L. rubia madder, fr. rubeus red.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants ({Rubiace[ae]}) named after the madder ({Rubia tinctoria}), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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