Scitamineous
Scitamineous Scit`a*min"e*ous (?; 277), a. [NL. scitamineosus, fr. Scitamineae, fr. L. scitamentum a delicacy, dainty.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants ({Scitamine[ae]}), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot. [1913 Webster]

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  • scitamineous — scit·a·min·e·ous …   English syllables

  • scitamineous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷nēəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Scitamineae + English ous : of or relating to the Musales …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zingiberaceous — in gi*ber*a ceous (z[i^]n j[i^]*b[ e]r*[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [L. zingiber ginger. See {Ginger}.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to ginger, or to a tribe ({Zingibere[ae]}) of endogenous plants of the order {Scitamine[ae]}. See {Scitamineous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zingibereae — Zingiberaceous in gi*ber*a ceous (z[i^]n j[i^]*b[ e]r*[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [L. zingiber ginger. See {Ginger}.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to ginger, or to a tribe ({Zingibere[ae]}) of endogenous plants of the order {Scitamine[ae]}. See {Scitamineous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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