Definition of Tupelo family
1. Noun. A family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Nyssa, Nyssa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupelo Family
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Literary usage of Tupelo family
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1. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"tupelo family. A very small family yielding the important tupelo-gum or black-gum lumber; the following one of the best of autumn coloring trees. NYSSA. ..."