polemoniaceous

[ pol-uh-moh-nee-ey-shuhs ]
/ ˌpɒl əˌmoʊ niˈeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Polemoniaceae, the phlox family of plants.

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Origin of polemoniaceous

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

Words nearby polemoniaceous

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British Dictionary definitions for polemoniaceous

polemoniaceous
/ (ˌpɒlɪˌməʊnɪˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for polemoniaceous

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