Betulaceae

plural noun
Bet·​u·​la·​ce·​ae | \ ˌbe-chə-ˈlā-sē-ˌē \

Definition of Betulaceae

: a family of trees and shrubs (order Fagales) having simple leaves, monoecious or rarely dioecious flowers, and one-seeded nutlike fruits and comprising the birches and certain related plants (such as alders, hornbeams, and hazels)

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Other Words from Betulaceae

betulaceous \ ¦be-​chə-​¦lā-​shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Betulaceae

New Latin, from Betula, type genus + -aceae

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“Betulaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Betulaceae. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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