Meaning of simaroubaceous in English:

simaroubaceous

Pronunciation /ˌsɪmərʊˈbeɪʃəs/

adjective

(also simarubaceous)
Botany
  • Belonging to or characteristic of the family Simaroubaceae of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs, which includes the genera Ailanthus, Quassia, Simarouba, and others.

    A number of genera have recently been moved to other families.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Helen Maria Williams (1761–1827), writer. From scientific Latin Simaroubaceae, (also) Simarubaceae + -ous.