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

polygonaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of polygonaceae

New Latin, from Polygonum, type genus + -aceae


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