Today's Word of the Day means...
family fam·i·ly (fām'ə-lē, fām'lē)
A group of blood relatives, especially parents and their children.
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus.
A group of organisms ranking above a genus and below an order. The names of families end in -ae, a plural ending in Latin. In the animal kingdom, family names end in -idae, as in Canidae (dogs and their kin), while those in the plant kingdom usually end in -aceae, as in Rosaceae (roses and their kin). See Table at taxonomy.