rose-family

rose family

noun
the plant family Rosaceae, characterized by trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having compound or simple leaves with stipules, flowers typically with five sepals and five petals, and fruit in a variety of forms, many of which are fleshy and edible, and including the almond, apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, cinquefoil, hawthorn, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, rose, spirea, and strawberry.
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rose family

noun
a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens [syn: Rosaceae
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