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rose family

noun
1.
the plant family Rosaceae, characterized by trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having compound or simple leaves with stipules, flowers typically with five sepals and five petals, and fruit in a variety of forms, many of which are fleshy and edible, and including the almond, apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, cinquefoil, hawthorn, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, rose, spirea, and strawberry.
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  • They are closely allied to cinquefoil, and all belong to the rose family.

    Seed Dispersal William J. Beal
  • The pear belongs to the great order Rosaceae, the rose family.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • "I think the rose family is nicer than the Grass family," said Prue.

  • But the rose family had even worse times to take care of Dotty.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
  • This porcelain of the rose family was the masterpiece of the Chinese.

    The Story of Porcelain

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • The genus prunus belongs to the rose family and includes shrubs and trees with stone fruits.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • As if to balance this default the rose colour from gold was discovered, which gave birth to the rose family, "famille rose."

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
  • We have dealt somewhat fully with the ruby-back plates as a branch of the rose family.

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
  • The Potentillas may easily be mistaken for buttercups, though they actually belong to the rose family.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements
  • While most of our fruits belong to the rose family, those of the Amazon come from the myrtle tribe.

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