ericaceous

adjective

er·​i·​ca·​ceous ˌer-ə-ˈkā-shəs How to pronounce ericaceous (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a heath or the heath family

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ericaceous was circa 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Ericaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ericaceous. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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