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asclepiadaceous

as·cle·pi·a·da·ceous
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sklee-pee-uh-dey-shuh s]
    • /əˌskli pi əˈdeɪ ʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sklee-pee-uh-dey-shuh s]
    • /əˌskli pi əˈdeɪ ʃəs/

Definitions of asclepiadaceous word

  • adjective asclepiadaceous 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 3
  • adjective asclepiadaceous belonging to the milkweed family of plants 3
  • adjective asclepiadaceous belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family of plants. 1
  • adjective asclepiadaceous (botany) Relating to the milkweeds. 0

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Origin of asclepiadaceous

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < New Latin Asclepiadace(ae) (Asclepiad-, stem of Asclepias the type genus (Latin < Greek asklēpiás a plant, perhaps the swallowwort, derivative of Asklēpiós Asclepius) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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asclepiadaceous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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