poaceous

[ poh-ey-shuhs ]
/ poʊˈeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

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

poaceous
/ (pəʊˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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