fagaceous

fagaceous

[fuh-gey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Fagaceae, the beech family of plants.
Compare beech family.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Fagace(ae) name of the family (Fag(us) the type genus (Latin fāgus beech) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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fagaceous (fəˈɡeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Fagaceae, a family of trees, including beech, oak, and chestnut, whose fruit is partly or wholly enclosed in a husk (cupule)
 
[C19: from New Latin Fāgāceae, from Latin fāgus beech]

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