plural noun

: 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

Word History


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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