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 History of this Word

"aceous" is from "aceus" spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
carbonaceous
amylaceous
orchidaceous
rosaceous

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-aceous" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending used to show resembling or having the nature of. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-aceous illustration Many gardeners grow herbaceous plants to add color and texture to the landscape.
-aceous illustration The claw of many crustaceans is capable of exerting hundreds of pounds of pressure.