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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A tribe of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the apetalous order Cupuliferæ, characterized by the usually three-celled ovary, lobed perianth, numerous stamens, and fruit a nut partly or wholly surrounded by an involucre or cupule.


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