-aceous, -acea, -aceae, -aceaen, -aceus (Latin: a suffix; having the quality of, of the nature of, characterized by, belonging to, resembling).
A suffix that forms adjectives and is used with technical combinations, especially in biological terms:
"pertaining or belonging to, of the nature of, or characterized by; to be full of, to possess abundantly". The suffix [-acea] usually denotes orders and classes in zoology while the suffix [-aceae] usually denotes orders and families in botany and -aceaen is used to denote members of orders of the animal kingdom..There are hunderds of words that utilize the -aceous suffix which are not shown here; however, the following will present important examples.
1. Of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium, including garlic, onions, leeks, etc.
2. Having the smell or taste of garlic and onions.
Of a tree-like or wooded character.
Having a sandlike quality or appearance.
Of the nature of clay; largely composed of clay.
Waxen; like wax.
Curving, full of curves; specifically, of a well-rounded female figure.
Typical of an herb as distinguished from a woody plant; green and leaflike in appearance or texture.
Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap, soapy.
Pertaining to, containing, or composed of, carbon; like coal.
Belonging to, or having the texture or nature of foliage or leaves; leaflike in form or made of growth; composed of thin laminated layers, as certain rocks.
Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling tallow or fat; oily, greasy.
Of the (reddish) color of wine; wine-colored.