Pinaceae

plural noun Pi·na·ce·ae \ pīˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Pinaceae

:a family of coniferous trees and shrubs (order Coniferales) comprising plants with needle-shaped or scalelike leaves, cones with woody, fleshy, or membranous scales, and fine-grained wood that is often of great economic value and being often divided into four or more smaller families (as Araucariaceae, Taxodiaceae, and Cupressaceae) — compare taxaceae

pinaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pinaceae

New Latin, from Pinus, type genus + -aceae


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