from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of dicotyledonous archichlamydeous plants including the families Fagaceæ and Betulaceæ, or the beech and birch families. It is therefore the same as the Cupuliferæ of many authors.

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  • n. an order of dicotyledonous trees of the subclass Hamamelidae


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