Polygonaceous



[pol-ee-guh-ney-shuh s, puh-lig-uh-ney-] /ˌpɒl i gəˈneɪ ʃəs, pəˌlɪg əˈneɪ-/

adjective
1.
belonging to the Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family of plants.
/ˌpɒlɪɡəˈneɪʃəs; pəˌlɪɡə-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Polygonaceae, a chiefly N temperate family of plants having a sheathing stipule (ocrea) clasping the stem and small inconspicuous flowers: includes dock, sorrel, buckwheat, knotgrass, and rhubarb

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