ericaceous

adjective
er·​i·​ca·​ceous | \ ˌer-ə-ˈkā-shəs How to pronounce ericaceous (audio) \

Definition of ericaceous

: of, relating to, or being a heath or the heath family

First Known Use of ericaceous

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ericaceous

New Latin Ericaceae, the heath family (from Erica erica + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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The first known use of ericaceous was circa 1859

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4 Oct 2021

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“Ericaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ericaceous. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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