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fagaceous

[ fuh-gey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Fagaceae, the beech family of plants.


fagaceous

/ fəˈɡeɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. 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)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fagaceous1

First recorded in 1900–05; from New Latin Fagace(ae) name of the family Fagus, the type genus, from Latin fāg(us) beech + -aceae -aceae ) + -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fagaceous1

C19: from New Latin Fāgāceae , from Latin fāgus beech

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