betulaceous

betulaceous

[bech-oo-ley-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Betulaceae, the birch family of plants.
Compare birch family.


Origin:
< Latin betul(a) birch + -aceous

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betulaceous (ˌbɛtjʊˈleɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Betulaceae, a family of mostly N temperate catkin-bearing trees and shrubs such as birch and alder, some species of which reach the northern limits of tree growth
 
[C19: from Latin betula birch]

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