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caryophyllaceous

car·y·o·phyl·la·ceous
C c

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kar-ee-oh-fuh-ley-shuh s]
    • /ˌkær i oʊ fəˈleɪ ʃəs/
    • /kˌɑːrɪəfɪlˈeɪʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kar-ee-oh-fuh-ley-shuh s]
    • /ˌkær i oʊ fəˈleɪ ʃəs/

Definitions of caryophyllaceous word

  • adjective caryophyllaceous of, relating to, or belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, a family of flowering plants including the pink, carnation, sweet william, and chickweed 3
  • adjective caryophyllaceous belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, the pink family of plants. 1
  • adjective caryophyllaceous (botany) Of or pertaining to the pinks (of family Caryophyllaceae), especially describing plants that have their distinctive corollas. 0

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Origin of caryophyllaceous

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
1825-35; < New Latin Caryophyllace(ae) the family (Caryophyll(us) a genus < Greek karyóphyllon clove tree (see caryo-, -phyll) + -aceae) + -ous

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Parts of speech for Caryophyllaceous

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caryophyllaceous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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