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Meaning of caryophyllaceous

car•y•o•phyl•la•ceous

Pronunciation: (kar"ē-ō-fu-lā'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, the pink family of plants. Cf. pink family.
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