Euphorbiaceous
Euphorbiaceous Eu*phor`bi*a"ceous, Euphorbial Eu*phor"bi*al, a. (Bot.) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia family.

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  • euphorbiaceous — /yooh fawr bee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family of plants. Cf. spurge family. [1850 55; < NL Euphorbiace(ae) name of family (see EUPHORBIA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • euphorbiaceous — adjective Belonging to the Euphorbiaceae …   Wiktionary

  • euphorbiaceous — eu·phor·bi·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • euphorbiaceous — /jufɔbiˈeɪʃəs/ (say yoohfawbee ayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, or spurge family of plants, which includes the spurges, cascarilla, castor oil, and cassava plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • euphorbiaceous — adjective see euphorbiaceae * * * /yooh fawr bee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family of plants. Cf. spurge family. [1850 55; < NL Euphorbiace(ae) name of family (see EUPHORBIA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * euphorbiāˈceous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euphorbial — Euphorbiaceous Eu*phor bi*a ceous, Euphorbial Eu*phor bi*al, a. (Bot.) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia family …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aleurites moluccana — Candlenut Can dle*nut , n. 1. The fruit of a euphorbiaceous tree or shrub ({Aleurites moluccana}), native of some of the Pacific islands. It is used by the natives as a candle, the nut kernels being strung together. The oil from the nut ( {),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aleurites moluccana — Candlenut Can dle*nut , n. 1. The fruit of a euphorbiaceous tree or shrub ({Aleurites moluccana}), native of some of the Pacific islands. It is used by the natives as a candle, the nut kernels being strung together. The oil from the nut ( {),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aleurites triloba — Candle Can dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand[ e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aphyllous — Aph yl*lous, a. [Gr. ?; a priv. + ? leaf.] (Bot.) Destitute of leaves, as the broom rape, certain euphorbiaceous plants, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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