Definition of Family Palmae

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 Palmae

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
family Palmae (current term)
family Pandanaceae
family Pandionidae
family Panorpidae
family Papaveraceae
family Papilionacea
family Paradisaeidae
family Paridae
family Parkeriaceae
family Parmeliaceae
family Parulidae
family Patellidae
family Pectinidae

Literary usage of Family Palmae

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1. The Horticulturist's Rule-book: A Compendium of Useful Information for Fruit by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1895)
"The Palm family, Palmae, includes 1100 or more species and 132 genera. Many species produce edible fruits, the best known in our markets being the date and ..."

2. Feast of Dates by Daniel T. Potts (2002)
"... and the family Palmae. Phoenix pollen has been found in British clay deposits of Eocene date (54-38 million years ago), while fossil Phoenix seeds of ..."

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