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Noun: Palmaceae
  1. Chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
    - Palmae, family Palmae, family Palmaceae, Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, palm family

Type of: liliopsid family, monocot family

Part of: order Palmales, Palmales

Encyclopedia: Palmaceae