caryophyllaceous

adjective

car·​y·​o·​phyl·​la·​ceous
-¦lāshəs
1
: of or relating to the Caryophyllaceae
2
: having long-clawed petals enclosed in a tubular calyx

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Caryophyllaceae + English -ous

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“Caryophyllaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caryophyllaceous. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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