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

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Other Words from Pinaceae

pinaceous \ (ˈ)⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Pinaceae

New Latin, from Pinus, type genus + -aceae

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“Pinaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pinaceae. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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