crassulaceous


crassulaceous
/kras'yoo lay"sheuhs/, adj.
belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants. Cf. stonecrop family.
[1650-60; < NL Crassulace(ae) (equiv. to Crassul(a) genus name (ML crassula; see CRASS, -ULE) + -aceae -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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  • cras|su|la — «KRAS yuh luh», noun. any one of a genus of crassulaceous plants native to South Africa. ╂[< New Latin Crassula genus name (diminutive) < Latin crassa (herba) thick (plant)] …   Useful english dictionary

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