poaceous

[poh-ey-shuh s]

adjective

belonging to the Poaceae, an alternate name for the plant family Gramineae.

Nearby words

  1. po'ed,
  2. po-face,
  3. po-faced,
  4. po.,
  5. poa,
  6. poach,
  7. poached,
  8. poacher,
  9. poaching,
  10. poachy

Compare grass family.

Origin of poaceous

< New Latin Po(a) the type genus (< Greek póa grass) + -aceous

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British Dictionary definitions for poaceous

poaceous

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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