- belonging to the Poaceae, an alternate name for the plant family Gramineae.
Compare grass family.
Origin of poaceous
< New Latin Po(a) the type genus (< Greek póa grass) + -aceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Poaceae (grasses)
C18: via New Latin from Greek poa grass
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