Definition of rutaceous in English:

rutaceous

adjective

Botany
  • Belonging to or characteristic of the Rutaceae, a family of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs often containing aromatic essential oils and compounds in their leaves, fruit, etc., and including the genus Citrus and the type genus Ruta.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Ruta, genus name (LinnaeusSpecies plantarum 383) (from classical Latin rūta rue) + -aceous, after scientific Latin Rutaceae, family name (A. L. de JussieuGenera plantarum 296).

Pronunciation

rutaceous

/ruːˈteɪʃəs/