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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Fagales — the beech and similar trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a natural family of chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs, including beeches, chestnuts, and oaks; it includes the genera Castanea; Castanopsis; Chrysolepis; Fagus; Lithocarpus; Nothofagus; and Quercus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of dicotyledonous archichlamydeous (apetalous) trees or shrubs of the order Fagales, typified by the genus Fagus; the beech family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
Fagus + -aceae (Wiktionary)