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Relating to or denoting plants of the pink family (Caryophyllaceae).
- ‘In North America the beetle's diet is primarily restricted to caryophyllaceous species.’
- ‘KASUMI SO is a member of the caryophyllaceous family.’
- ‘S. longipes is a weedy, caryophyllaceous species, where stem elongation has been found to primarily involve cell elongation.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Caryophyllaceae (plural), based on Greek karuophullon clove pink, + -ous.
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