Definition of Arecaceae
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Order Palmales, Palmales
Member holonyms: Palm, Palm Tree, Acrocomia, Genus Acrocomia, Genus Areca, Arenga, Genus Arenga, Attalea, Genus Attalea, Borassus, Genus Borassus, Genus Calamus, Caryota, Genus Caryota, Ceroxylon, Genus Ceroxylon, Cocos, Genus Cocos, Copernicia, Genus Copernicia, Genus Corozo, Corypha, Genus Corypha, Elaeis, Genus Elaeis, Euterpe, Genus Euterpe, Genus Livistona, Livistona, Genus Metroxylon, Metroxylon, Genus Nipa, Genus Nypa, Nipa, Nypa, Genus Orbignya, Orbignya, Genus Phoenicophorium, Phoenicophorium, Genus Phoenix, Phoenix, Genus Phytelephas, Phytelephas, Genus Raffia, Genus Raphia, Raffia, Raphia, Genus Rhapis, Rhapis, Genus Roystonea, Roystonea, Genus Sabal, Sabal, Genus Serenoa, Serenoa, Genus Thrinax, Thrinax
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arecaceae
Literary usage of Arecaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"... and the Arecaceae is exclusively American, and that genera now exclusively oriental like Nipa and Phoenix are represented in the American Tertiary (Nipa ..."
2. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"for Everglade planting. It throws a heavy shade and is a fine protective cover for poultry and social birds. ORDER Arecaceae. PALM FAMILY. ..."