from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a natural family of monoecious trees and shrubs, including the genera Betula; Alnus; Carpinus; Corylus; Ostrya; and Ostryopsis.

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  • noun monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis)


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