Pinaceae

plural noun

Pi·​na·​ce·​ae
pīˈnāsēˌē
: 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
(ˈ)⸗¦nāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Jul. 2024.

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