walnut-family

walnut family

noun
the plant family Juglandaceae, characterized by deciduous trees having alternate, pinnately compound leaves, male flowers in tassellike catkins and female flowers in clusters, and edible nuts enclosed in a thick-walled or leathery husk, and including the butternut, hickory, pecan, and walnut.
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walnut family

noun
trees having usually edible nuts: butternuts; walnuts; hickories; pecans [syn: Juglandaceae
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