birch family

noun
monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis)
Derivationally related forms: ↑betulaceous (for: ↑Betulaceae)
Hypernyms: ↑hamamelid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Fagales, ↑order Fagales
Member Meronyms:

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noun

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the plant family Betulaceae, characterized by deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves, male flowers in drooping catkins, female flowers in short clusters, and one-seeded nuts, and including the alder, birch, hazel, and hornbeam.

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birch family,
a group of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves and monoecious flowers, and bearing a one-seeded nutlet as the fruit. The family includes the birch, alder, and hazel.

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