/veuh lear'ee euh nay"sheuhs/, adj.
belonging to the plant family Valerianaceae. Cf. valerian family.
[1835-45; < NL Valerianace(ae) (see VALERIAN, -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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  • Valerianaceous — Va*le ri*an*a ceous, a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order ({Valerianacc[ae]}) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • valerianaceous — va·le·ri·a·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • valerianaceous — adjective see valerianaceae …   Useful english dictionary

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