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betulaceous

[bech-oo-ley-shuh s] /ˌbɛtʃ ʊˈleɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Betulaceae, the birch family of plants.
Compare birch family.
Origin
< Latin betul(a) birch + -aceous
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betulaceous

/ˌbɛtjʊˈleɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from Latin betula birch
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