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primulaceous

Syllabification: prim·u·la·ceous
Pronunciation: /ˌprimyəˈlāSHəs
 
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Definition of primulaceous in English:

adjective

Botany
Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the primrose family (Primulaceae).
Example sentences
  • Floral appendages on all four whorls are reduced to a relatively small number, in this case five, i.e., the primulaceous flower is fully pentamerous.
  • Especially noticeable in this respect are the flowers of Centunculus minimus, a tiny Primulaceous plant, whose cup-shaped corolla is carpeted at the bottom with slightly-arched, large, juicy, superficial cells, which glitter like silver in the sun.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin Primulaceae (plural), based on medieval Latin primula (see primula), + -ous.

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