Definition of pittosporaceous in English:

pittosporaceous

adjective

Botany
rare
  • Of or relating to the plant family Pittosporaceae, which comprises nine genera of trees, shrubs, and lianas native to tropical and warm regions of the Old World, especially Australia, of which the typical genus is Pittosporum.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Pittosporaceae, family name (J. Lindley Nat. System Bot (ed. 2, 1836) 31, replacing earlier Pittosporeae (R. Brown, 1814); from Pittosporum + -aceae: see -aceous) + -ous.

Pronunciation

pittosporaceous

/ˌpɪtə(ʊ)spəˈrɛɪʃəs/