plural noun

in some classifications
: an order or family of catkin-bearing trees including oaks, chestnuts, beeches, birches, and others that are now usually divided among the families Betulaceae and Fagaceae

Word History


New Latin, from cupula + -i- + -ferae (feminine plural of -fer -ferous)

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“Cupuliferae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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