Aceous meaning

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Belonging to a taxonomic group.

Orchidaceous.

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Of the nature of, like, belonging to, producing, or characterized by.

Herbaceous.

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A suffix used to form adjectives meaning “made of” or “resembling” a particular substance or material, such as silicaceous, containing silicon.
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Of, relating to, or resembling the thing specified.
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Belonging to a taxonomic family or other group.
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Origin of aceous

  • L -aceus

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin -āceus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Latin -aceus (“of a certain kind”); related to -ac, -ax, a Latin adjectival suffix.

    From Wiktionary