Definition of Family Palmaceae

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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Palmaceae

family Orycteropodidae
family Oscillatoriaceae
family Osmeridae
family Osmundaceae
family Ostraciidae
family Ostraciontidae
family Ostreidae
family Otariidae
family Otididae
family Oxalidaceae
family Oxyuridae
family Paeoniaceae
family Paguridae
family Palaemonidae
family Palinuridae
family Palmaceae (current term)
family Palmae
family Pandanaceae
family Pandionidae
family Panorpidae
family Papaveraceae
family Papilionacea
family Paradisaeidae
family Paridae
family Parkeriaceae
family Parmeliaceae
family Parulidae
family Patellidae

Literary usage of Family Palmaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"family Palmaceae (The Palms) : Trees or shrubs with compound leaves ; pistil 1- to 3-celled; fruit a 1-seeded berry or drupe (rarely 2- to 3-seeded). ..."

2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... with one family, Palmaceae, includes the palms, abundant in the tropies and extending into Florida. Cultivated in greenhouses. ..."

3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... with one family, Palmaceae, includes the palms, abundant in the tropics and extending into Florida. Cultivated in greenhouses. ..."

4. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Palm Family (Palmaceae). — This is about the only family of Monocotyledons that contains trees. ..."

5. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"Another form of starch which has a high value as a food product is made from the natural family Palmaceae. The palm starch or sago is consumed in immense ..."

6. Botany for Agricultural Students by John Nathan Martin (1919)
"The seeds of Darnel are poisonous and, when ground with Wheat, make the flour unwholesome, for which reason Darnel is a bad weed. Palm Family (Palmaceae). ..."

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