Fagaceae

plural noun Fa·ga·ce·ae \fəˈgāsēˌē\

Definition of Fagaceae

  1. :  a family of trees and shrubs (order Fagales) having the staminate flowers in cymose heads or drooping aments and pistillate flowers with an urn-shaped to oblong perianth that occur singly or in clusters and are succeeded by one-seeded nuts — see castanea, fagus, quercus

fagaceous

\-āshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of fagaceae

New Latin, from Fagus, type genus + -aceae


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