[ pol-ee-guh-ney-shuh s, puh-lig-uh-ney- ]
/ ˌpɒl i gəˈneɪ ʃəs, pəˌlɪg əˈneɪ- /
belonging to the Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family of plants.
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British Dictionary definitions for polygonaceous
/ (ˌpɒlɪɡəˈneɪʃəs, pəˌlɪɡə-) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Polygonaceae, a chiefly N temperate family of plants having a sheathing stipule (ocrea) clasping the stem and small inconspicuous flowers: includes dock, sorrel, buckwheat, knotgrass, and rhubarb
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