simaroubaceous [sim-uh-roo-bey-shuh s] Word Origin adjective
- belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.
Compare. Origin of simaroubaceous 1835–45; New Latin Simaroubace(ae) (see , ) + British Dictionary definitions for simaroubaceous simaroubaceous simarubaceous adjective
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Simaroubaceae, a mainly tropical family of trees and shrubs that includes ailanthus and quassia