[ fuh-gey-shuh s ]
/ fəˈgeɪ ʃəs /


belonging to the Fagaceae, the beech family of plants.

Words nearby fagaceous

Origin of fagaceous

< New Latin Fagace(ae) name of the family (Fag(us) the type genus (Latin fāgus beech) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for fagaceous

/ (fəˈɡeɪʃəs) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Fagaceae, a family of trees, including beech, oak, and chestnut, whose fruit is partly or wholly enclosed in a husk (cupule)

Word Origin for fagaceous

C19: from New Latin Fāgāceae, from Latin fāgus beech
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