[ poh-ey-shuhs ]
/ poʊˈeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Poaceae, an alternate name for the plant family Gramineae.
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Origin of poaceous
<New Latin Po(a) the type genus (<Greek póa grass) + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for poaceous
/ (pəʊˈeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Poaceae (grasses)
Word Origin for poaceous
C18: via New Latin from Greek poa grass
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