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polemoniaceous

[pol-uh-moh-nee-ey-shuh s] /ˌpɒl əˌmoʊ niˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Polemoniaceae, the phlox family of plants.
Compare phlox family.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin Polemoniace(ae) family name (see polemonium, -aceae) + -ous
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polemoniaceous

/ˌpɒlɪˌməʊnɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Polemoniaceae, a chiefly North American family of plants that includes phlox and Jacob's ladder
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Polemōnium type genus, from Greek polemōnion a plant, perhaps valerian
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