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Designating, belonging to, or characteristic of the plant family Polygalaceae, which includes the milkworts and is of almost worldwide distribution.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin Polygala, genus name + -aceous, after scientific Latin Polygalaceae, family name, replacing earlier † Polygaleae.
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