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Noun: beech family  beech'fa-mu-lee
  1. Chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
    - Fagaceae, family Fagaceae

Derived forms: beech families

Type of: hamamelid dicot family

Part of: Fagales, order Fagales

Encyclopedia: Beech family