simaroubaceous [sim-uh-roo-bey-shuh s] Word Origin adjective

  1. belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants.

Compare quassia family. Origin of simaroubaceous 1835–45; New Latin Simaroubace(ae) (see simarouba, -aceae) + -ous British Dictionary definitions for simaroubaceous simaroubaceous simarubaceous adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Simaroubaceae, a mainly tropical family of trees and shrubs that includes ailanthus and quassia

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