from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, like or belonging to the Polygonaceæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of apetalous plants (Polygonaceæ), 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.
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- adjective botany Of or pertaining to a family of
apetalousplants, Polygonaceae, of which the knotweedsof the genus Polygonumare the type, and which includes also the docksof the genus Rumex, the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape of the genus Coccoloba, and several other genera.
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The melon-holes of the box-flats were frequently over-grown with the polygonaceous plant, mentioned at a former occasion; and the small scrub plains were covered with a grey chenopodiaceous plant from three to four feet high.
A stiff, wiry, leafless polygonaceous plant grows in the shallow depressions of the surface of the ground, which are significantly termed by the squatters