Cupuliferae

plural noun

Cu·​pu·​lif·​er·​ae
ˌkyüp(y)əˈlifəˌrē
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
cupuliferous
¦⸗⸗¦lif(ə)rəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Cupuliferae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cupuliferae. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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