Betulaceae

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

Definition of Betulaceae

  1. :  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)

betulaceous

\¦be-chə-¦lā-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of betulaceae

New Latin, from Betula, type genus + -aceae


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