polygonaceous

[ pol-ee-guh-ney-shuhs, puh-lig-uh-ney- ]

adjective
  1. belonging to the Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family of plants.

Origin of polygonaceous

1
1870–75; <New Latin Polygonace(ae) (Polygon(um) the type genus (<Greek polýgonon knotgrass, literally, something with many joints; see poly-, knee, -gon) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for polygonaceous

polygonaceous

/ (ˌpɒlɪɡəˈneɪʃəs, pəˌlɪɡə-) /


adjective
  1. 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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