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polemoniaceous

[ pol-uh-moh-nee-ey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Polemoniaceae, the phlox family of plants.


polemoniaceous

/ ˌpɒlɪˌməʊnɪˈeɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Polemoniaceae, a chiefly North American family of plants that includes phlox and Jacob's ladder


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Word History and Origins

Origin of polemoniaceous1

First recorded in 1855–60; from New Latin Polemoniaceae, family name, from Polemoni(um), a genus name + -aceae ) + -ous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polemoniaceous1

C19: from New Latin Polemōnium type genus, from Greek polemōnion a plant, perhaps valerian

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