Scitamineous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Scitamineous (Bot) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamine√¶), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scitamineous Of or belonging to the Scitamineæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. scitamineosus, fr. Scitamineae, fr. L. scitamentum, a delicacy, dainty