lauraceous

/lɒˈreɪʃəs/ (say lo'rayshuhs)

adjective
belonging to the Lauraceae, or laurel family of plants.
{Latin laurus laurel + -aceous}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lauraceous — Lau*ra ceous, a. [From {Laurus}.] (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order ({Laurace[ae]}) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lauraceous — adjective see lauraceae * * * /law ray sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Lauraceae. Cf. laurel family. [ < NL Laurace(ae) (Laur(us) the laurel genus (L: LAUREL) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * laurāˈceous …   Useful english dictionary

  • lauraceous — /law ray sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Lauraceae. Cf. laurel family. [ < NL Laurace(ae) (Laur(us) the laurel genus (L: LAUREL) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lauraceous — adjective /ˌlɔɹˈeɪ.ʃəs/ Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc …   Wiktionary

  • lauraceous — adj. of the laurel family (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lauraceous — lau·ra·ceous …   English syllables

  • American nutmeg — Nutmeg Nut meg, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F. noix muscade. See {Nut}, and {Musk}.] (Bot.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree ({Myristica fragrans}), a native… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atherosperma moschata — Nutmeg Nut meg, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F. noix muscade. See {Nut}, and {Musk}.] (Bot.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree ({Myristica fragrans}), a native… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brazilian nutmeg — Nutmeg Nut meg, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F. noix muscade. See {Nut}, and {Musk}.] (Bot.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree ({Myristica fragrans}), a native… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calabash nutmeg — Nutmeg Nut meg, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F. noix muscade. See {Nut}, and {Musk}.] (Bot.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree ({Myristica fragrans}), a native… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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