Definition of Tupelo family
1. Noun. A family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Nyssa, Nyssa
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupelo Family
tupelo family (current term)
Literary usage of Tupelo family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"tupelo family. A very small family yielding the important tupelo-gum or black-gum lumber; the following one of the best of autumn coloring trees. NYSSA. ..."