beech family

beech family
noun
chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
Syn: ↑Fagaceae, ↑family Fagaceae
Hypernyms: ↑hamamelid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Fagales, ↑order Fagales
Member Meronyms:

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beech family,
a group of deciduous trees and shrubs, growing mostly in temperate regions, including the beeches, the oaks, and the chestnuts.

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