sterculiaceous love

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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Sterculiaceae, a former name for Malvaceae of polypetalous exogenous plants, mostly tropical, including the cocoa plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sterculiace√¶) of polypetalous exogenous plants, mostly tropical. The cacao (Theobroma Cacao) is the most useful plant of the order.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the plant-order Sterculiace√¶.

Etymologies

Latin Sterculia, the typical genus, from Latin Sterculius the deity that presided over manuring, from stercus dung. So called because one of the original species has a foetid smell. (Wiktionary)

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