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mulberry family

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1.
the plant family Moraceae, characterized by deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having simple, alternate leaves, often milky sap, dense clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a fleshy berry, usually hollow in the center, and including the fig, mulberry, Osage orange, and rubber plant.
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  • The mulberry family includes fifty-five genera and nearly a thousand species of temperate-zone and tropical plants.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

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