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betulaceous

[ bech-oo-ley-shuhs ]
/ ˌbɛtʃ ʊˈleɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Betulaceae, the birch family of plants.
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Origin of betulaceous

<Latin betul(a) birch + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for betulaceous

betulaceous
/ (ˌbɛtjʊˈleɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Betulaceae, a family of mostly N temperate catkin-bearing trees and shrubs such as birch and alder, some species of which reach the northern limits of tree growth

Word Origin for betulaceous

C19: from Latin betula birch
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