Sterculiaceous
Sterculiaceous Ster*cu`li*a"ceous, a. [NL. Sterculia, the typical genus, fr. L. Sterculius the deity that presided over manuring, from stercus dung. So called because one of the original species is fetid.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order ({Sterculiace[ae]}) of polypetalous exogenous plants, mostly tropical. The cacao ({Theobroma Cacao}) is the most useful plant of the order. [1913 Webster]

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  • sterculiaceous — adjective see sterculiaceae * * * sterculiāˈceous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑sterculia …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cola — Co la, n. [NL., fr. a native name.] (Bot.) (a) 1. A genus of sterculiaceous trees, natives of tropical Africa, esp. Guinea, but now naturalized in tropical America, esp. in the West Indies and Brazil. (b) Same as {Cola nut}, below. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abroma — əˈbrōmə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from a (II) + Greek brōma food; akin to Greek bibrōskein to devour more at voracious : a genus of Asiatic and Australian woody plants (family Ste …   Useful english dictionary

  • sundari — ˈsəndəˌrē noun ( s) Etymology: Sanskrit sundarī : sundri * * * sundari /sunˈdə rē/ noun A S Asian sterculiaceous timber tree of the genus Heritiera (also sunˈdra, sunˈdri or sunˈder) ORIGIN: Sans sundarī …   Useful english dictionary

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