Polygonaceae

plural noun
Po·​lyg·​o·​na·​ce·​ae | \ pəˌligəˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Polygonaceae

: a family of herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Polygonales) chiefly of the north temperate zone having mostly entire leaves with stipules forming a sheath round the stem and flowers that are spicate and apetalous and including the buckwheats

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Other Words from Polygonaceae

polygonaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Polygonaceae

New Latin, from Polygonum, type genus + -aceae

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“Polygonaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polygonaceae. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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