Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Now considered a subfamily of Fagaceae: Coryloideae. A taxonomic family within the order Fagales — the hazel and related trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of shrubs or small trees, used in some classification systems for the genus Corylus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A former occasional name of an order of plants including Corylus, Ostrya, and one or two other genera, now considered as forming a tribe of the order Cupuliferæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. used in some classification systems for the genus Corylus

Etymologies

Corylus +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

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