Polygonaceous
Polygonaceous Pol`y*go*na"ceous, a. [See {Polygonum}.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of apetalous plants ({Polygonace[ae]}), of which the knotweeds (species of {Polygonum}) are the type, and which includes also the docks ({Rumex}), the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape ({Coccoloba}), and several other genera. [1913 Webster]

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  • polygonaceous — /pol ee geuh nay sheuhs, peuh lig euh nay /, adj. belonging to the Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family of plants. Cf. buckwheat family. [1870 75; < NL Polygonace(ae) (Polygon(um) the type genus ( < Gk polýgonon knotgrass, lit., something with many …   Universalium

  • polygonaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to a family of apetalous plants, Polygonaceae, of which the knotweeds of the genus Polygonum are the type, and which includes also the docks of the genus Rumex, the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape of the genus Coccoloba,… …   Wiktionary

  • polygonaceous — po·lyg·o·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • polygonaceous — /ˌpɒlɪgəˈneɪʃəs/ (say .poliguh nayshuhs), /pəˌlɪgə / (say puh.liguh ) adjective belonging to the Polygonaceae, or polygonum family of plants, including the knotgrass, dock, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • polygonaceous — adjective see polygonaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sheathing — Sheath ing, p. pr. & a. from {Sheathe}. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhubarb — /ˈrubab / (say roohbahb) noun 1. any of the herbs constituting the polygonaceous genus Rheum, as R. officinale, a plant with a medicinal rhizome, and R. rhaponticum, a garden plant with edible leafstalks. 2. the rhizome of any medicinal species… …   Australian English dictionary

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