Definition of Family rosaceae
1. Noun. A large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Rosales, Rosales
Member holonyms: Genus Rosa, Rosa, Genus Agrimonia, Amelanchier, Genus Amelanchier, Chaenomeles, Genus Chaenomeles, Chrysobalanus, Genus Chrysobalanus, Genus Cotoneaster, Crataegus, Genus Crataegus, Cydonia, Genus Cydonia, Dryas, Genus Dryas, Eriobotrya, Genus Eriobotrya, Fragaria, Genus Fragaria, Genus Geum, Geum, Genus Heteromeles, Heteromeles, Genus Malus, Malus, Genus Mespilus, Mespilus, Genus Photinia, Photinia, Genus Potentilla, Potentilla, Genus Poterium, Poterium, Genus Prunus, Prunus, Amygdalaceae, Family Amygdalaceae, Genus Pyracantha, Genus Pyrus, Pyrus, Genus Rubus, Rubus, Genus Sorbus, Sorbus, Genus Spiraea, Spiraea
Derivative terms: Rosaceous
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Rosaceae
Literary usage of Family rosaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"... ROSE FAMILY—Rosaceae. The tree forms of this family are classified in three genera: A. Genus Primus—Wild Cherries and Plums. ..."
2. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... the soothing extract distilled from its juices. Its yellow, thread-like blossoms are the latest to appear in the autumn woods. ROSE FAMILY (Rosaceae ..."
3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Rose family (Rosaceae). Rubus; sand-blackberry; knee-high blackberry. Shrubby plant, 1 to 3 feet high; in sandy soil from Connecticut to Florida, ..."
4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"He has prepared a monograph of the first half of the family Rosaceae, which is to be published in a forthcoming part of the NORTH AMERICAN FLORA, ..."
5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"family rosaceae. Rose Family. The modern tendency toward the recognition of smaller and more sharply denned natural families of plants is well exemplified ..."
6. Agricultural Botany by William Darlington (1847)
"The Rose family. ROSACEAE PROPER. The Sub-order 01 ROSACEAE, of which the genus Rosa is the special type. Rostrate, beaked ; having a process resembling the ..."