Definition of marantaceous in English:

marantaceous

adjective

Botany
  • Belonging or relating to the family Marantaceae of monocotyledonous plants, of which Maranta is the typical genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Walter Bates (1825–1892), naturalist. From Maranta + -aceous, after scientific Latin Marantaceae, family name.

Pronunciation

marantaceous

/ˌmar(ə)nˈteɪʃəs/