Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to the Scitamineæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamineæ), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.

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  • adjective botany Of or relating to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including ginger, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.

Etymologies

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From Latin scitamentum a delicacy, dainty.

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