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polemoniaceous

[pol-uh-moh-nee-ey-shuh s]
adjective
  1. belonging to the Polemoniaceae, the phlox family of plants.
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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

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 Origin

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