Polygalaceae

plural noun
Po·​lyg·​a·​la·​ce·​ae

Definition of Polygalaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Polygalaceae

polygalaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦lāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Polygalaceae

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 11 Jul. 2020.

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