Polygalaceae

plural noun

Po·​lyg·​a·​la·​ce·​ae
: a family (order Geraniales) of herbs, shrubs, or small trees widely distributed throughout both hemispheres and having irregular flowers with three to five petals, monadelphous stamens, and five sepals of which the two lateral are petaloid
polygalaceous
⸗¦⸗⸗¦lāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Polygala, type genus + -aceae

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“Polygalaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polygalaceae. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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