• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rutaceous (Bot) Of or pertaining to plants of a natural order (RutaceƦ) of which the rue is the type, and which includes also the orange, lemon, dittany, and buchu.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rutaceous Of, belonging to, or characterizing the plant-order Rutaceæ; resembling rue.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rutaceous, from ruta, rue. See Rue the plant


In literature:

At the Pagoda I gathered a curious Rutaceous-looking decandrous thorny tree, with foliis bijugis.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith