Definition of Birch family
1. Noun. Monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis).
Generic synonyms: Hamamelid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Fagales, Order Fagales
Member holonyms: Betula, Genus Betula, Alnus, Genus Alnus, Carpinaceae, Family Carpinaceae, Subfamily Carpinaceae, Carpinus, Genus Carpinus, Genus Ostrya, Ostrya, Genus Ostryopsis, Ostryopsis, Corylaceae, Family Corylaceae, Subfamily Corylaceae, Corylus, Genus Corylus
Derivative terms: Betulaceous
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Literary usage of Birch family
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1. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(birch family.) Trees or shrubs, with alternate simple straight-veined leaves, deciduous stipules, and monoecious ..."
2. Forest Life and Forest Trees: Comprising Winter Camp-life Among the Loggers by John S. Springer (1851)
"birch family—Its Variety and Uses.—The Maple Family.— Number of Species. — Red Maple.—Unrivaled Beauty of American Forests.—Rock Maple—Amount of Wood cut ..."
3. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green (1902)
"The foliage seems to resist the attacks of the leaf fungus better than the Cottonwood. BETULACEAE. birch family. ..."
4. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"It is also grown as a windbreak, and as a roadside tree for which purpose it is admirably adapted. BETULACEAE. birch family. ..."
5. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... JE, OR birch family. A group of 6 genera of monoecious trees or shrubs. They are common to both hemispheres. The two genera of greatest importance are ..."
6. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"The birch family consists of five divisions or genera, found abundantly in the cooler portions of the North Temperate Zone. ..."