sour-gum family

sour-gum family
noun
a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees
Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family
Member Holonyms: ↑Myrtales, ↑order Myrtales, ↑Thymelaeales, ↑order Thymelaeales
Member Meronyms: ↑Nyssa, ↑genus Nyssa

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  • sour-gum — ☆ sour gum [sour′gum΄ ] adj. designating a family (Nyssaceae, order Cornales) of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs, including the tupelos * * * …   Universalium

  • sour-gum — ☆ sour gum [sour′gum΄ ] adj. designating a family (Nyssaceae, order Cornales) of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs, including the tupelos …   English World dictionary

  • sour gum — Tupelo Tu pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sour gum — noun columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall • Syn: ↑black gum, ↑pepperidge, ↑Nyssa sylvatica • Hypernyms: ↑tupelo, ↑tupelo tree * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Nyssaceae — noun a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees • Syn: ↑Nyssaceae, ↑sour gum family, ↑tupelo family • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sour tupelo — Tupelo Tu pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum tree — noun any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum • Syn: ↑gum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑liquidambar, ↑eucalyptus, ↑eucalypt, ↑eucalyptus tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • tupelo family — noun a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees • Syn: ↑Nyssaceae, ↑family Nyssaceae, ↑sour gum family • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dicot family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑magnoliopsid family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnoliopsid family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑dicot family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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