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.
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 Palmae
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 ..."