thymelaeaceous


thymelaeaceous
thymelaeaceous /thim-ə-li-āˈshəs/
adjective
Of the Thymelaeāˈceae /-si-ē/, the family of trees and shrubs with simple leaves and tough bark to which Daphne (spurge laurel) belongs
ORIGIN: Gr thymelaiā, supposed to be a species of Daphne, from thymos thyme, and elaiā olive

Useful english dictionary. 2012.