Fagaceae

plural noun
Fa·​ga·​ce·​ae | \ fəˈgāsēˌē \

Definition of Fagaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Fagaceae

fagaceous \ -​āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Fagaceae

New Latin, from Fagus, type genus + -aceae

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“Fagaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fagaceae. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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