Tiliaceous Til`i*a"ceous, a. [OE. tilia the linden tree.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants ({Tiliace[ae]}) of which the linden ({Tilia}) is the type. The family includes many plants which furnish a valuable fiber, as the jute. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • tiliaceous — /til ee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Tiliaceae, the linden family of plants. Cf. linden family. [1890 95; < NL Tiliace(ae) (Tili(a) a genus (L: linden tree) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tiliaceous — til·i·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • tiliaceous — adjective see tiliaceae …   Useful english dictionary

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