asclepiadaceous


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asclepiadaceous

(æˌskliːpɪəˈdeɪʃəs)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical flowering plants, including the milkweed and swallowwort, having pollen in the form of a waxy mass (pollinium): now usually regarded as a subfamily of the Apocynaceae
[C19: from New Latin Asclēpias genus name, from Latin, from Greek asklēpias, named after Asclepius]
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Adj.1.asclepiadaceous - of or relating to plants of the milkweed familyasclepiadaceous - of or relating to plants of the milkweed family
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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