caryophyllaceous

Related to caryophyllaceous: caryophyllaceous plant

caryophyllaceous

(ˌkærɪəʊfɪˈleɪʃəs)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, a family of flowering plants including the pink, carnation, sweet william, and chickweed
[C19: from New Latin Caryophyllāceae, from Caryophyllus former type genus, from Greek karuophullon clove tree, from karuon nut + phullon leaf]
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Adj.1.caryophyllaceous - of or pertaining to plants of the family Caryophyllaceae
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Butterfly visitors as vectors of Ustilago violacea spores between caryophyllaceous plants.