Caprifoliaceous
Caprifoliaceous Cap"ri*fo`li*a`ceous, a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the Honeysuckle family of plants ({Caprifoliac[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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  • caprifoliaceous — /kap reuh foh lee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family of plants. Cf. honeysuckle family. [1850 55; < NL Caprifoliace(ae) honeysuckle family (Caprifoli(um) genus of honeysuckle (ML, equiv. to L capri CAPRI +… …   Universalium

  • caprifoliaceous — /ˌkæprəfoʊliˈeɪʃəs/ (say .kapruhfohlee ayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, a family of plants including the honeysuckle, elder, viburnum, snowberry, etc. {Medieval Latin caprifolium honeysuckle + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • caprifoliaceous —   a. pertaining to or like honeysuckle; belonging to honeysuckle family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • caprifoliaceous — /kap reuh foh lee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family of plants. Cf. honeysuckle family. [1850 55; < NL Caprifoliace(ae) honeysuckle family (Caprifoli(um) genus of honeysuckle (ML, equiv. to L capri CAPRI + …   Useful english dictionary

  • capri- — a combining form meaning goat, occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous). [ < L, comb. form of caper goat; see CAPER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • twinflower — /twin flow euhr/, n. either of two slender, creeping, evergreen, caprifoliaceous plants, Linnaea borealis, of Europe, or L. americana, of North America, having pink or purplish nodding flowers borne in pairs on threadlike stalks. [1810 20, Amer.; …   Universalium

  • capri- — combining form Etymology: Latin, from capr , caper : goat Capricorn * * * a combining form meaning goat, occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous). [ …   Useful english dictionary

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