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.
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 Family Palmaceae
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). ..."