dipsacaceous

dipsacaceous
/dip'seuh kay"sheuhs/, adj.
belonging to the Dipsacaceae, the teasel family of plants. Cf. teasel family.
[1840-50; < NL Dipsacace(ae) name of the family (Dipsac(us) the typical genus < Gk dípsakos teasel (deriv. of dípsa thirst) + NL -aceae -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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  • dipsacaceous — adjective see dipsacaceae * * * /dip seuh kay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Dipsacaceae, the teasel family of plants. Cf. teasel family. [1840 50; < NL Dipsacace(ae) name of the family (Dipsac(us) the typical genus < Gk dípsakos teasel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dipsacaceous — dip·sa·ca·ceous …   English syllables

  • dipsacaceous — /dɪpsəˈkeɪʃəs/ (say dipsuh kayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Dipsacaceae, or teasel family of plants. {New Latin Dipsacus, typical genus (from Greek dipsakos teasel) + aceous} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • teasel — /ˈtizəl/ (say teezuhl) noun 1. any of the herbs with prickly leaves and flower heads constituting the dipsacaceous genus Dipsacus. 2. the dried flower head or burr of D. fullonum, used for teasing or teaselling cloth. 3. any mechanical… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • dipsaceous — (ˈ)dip|sāshəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Dipsaceae + English ous : dipsacaceous …   Useful english dictionary

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