polemoniaceous

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

adjective

belonging to the Polemoniaceae, the phlox family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. polemicize,
  2. polemics,
  3. polemist,
  4. polemize,
  5. polemology,
  6. polenta,
  7. poler,
  8. poles apart,
  9. polestar,
  10. poleward

Compare phlox family.

Origin of polemoniaceous

1855–60; < New Latin Polemoniace(ae) family name (see polemonium, -aceae) + -ous

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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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