plural noun
Cu·​pu·​lif·​er·​ae | \ ˌkyüp(y)əˈlifəˌrē \

Definition of Cupuliferae

in some classifications
: an order or family of catkin-bearing trees including oaks, chestnuts, beeches, birches, and others that are now usually divided among the families Betulaceae and Fagaceae

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Other Words from Cupuliferae

cupuliferous \ ¦⸗⸗¦lif(ə)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cupuliferae

New Latin, from cupula + -i- + -ferae (feminine plural of -fer -ferous)

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“Cupuliferae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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