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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Rosaceae mean? 

  The noun ROSACEAE has 1 sense:

1. a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens

  Familiarity information: ROSACEAE used as a noun is very rare.

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A large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants


family Rosaceae; Rosaceae; rose family

Hypernyms ("Rosaceae" is a kind of...):

rosid dicot family (a family of dicotyledonous plants)

Meronyms (members of "Rosaceae"):

genus Malus; Malus (apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere)

genus Mespilus; Mespilus (medlars)

genus Photinia; Photinia (genus of deciduous and evergreen east Asian trees and shrubs widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits; in some classifications includes genus Heteromeles)

genus Potentilla; Potentilla (chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil)

genus Poterium; Poterium (a genus of thorny herbs or shrubs of the family Rosaceae)

genus Prunus; Prunus (a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions)

Amygdalaceae; family Amygdalaceae (used in former classifications for plum and peach and almond trees which are now usually classified as members of the genus Prunus)

genus Pyracantha (Eurasian evergreen thorny shrubs bearing red or orange-red berries)

genus Pyrus; Pyrus (fruit trees native to the Old World: pears)

genus Rubus; Rubus (large genus of brambles bearing berries)

genus Sorbus; Sorbus (a genus of shrubs or trees of the family Rosaceae having feathery leaves)

genus Heteromeles; Heteromeles (one species: toyon; in some classifications included in genus Photinia)

genus Geum; Geum (avens)

genus Rosa; Rosa (large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses)

genus Agrimonia (genus of herbs found chiefly in north temperate regions having pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by bristly fruit)

Amelanchier; genus Amelanchier (North American deciduous trees or shrubs)

Chaenomeles; genus Chaenomeles (flowering quince)

Chrysobalanus; genus Chrysobalanus (coco plums)

genus Cotoneaster (genus of deciduous or evergreen Old World shrubs widely cultivated)

Crataegus; genus Crataegus (thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple)

Cydonia; genus Cydonia (quince)

Dryas; genus Dryas (mountain avens)

Eriobotrya; genus Eriobotrya (Asiatic evergreen fruit trees)

Fragaria; genus Fragaria (strawberries)

genus Spiraea; Spiraea (a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae)

Holonyms ("Rosaceae" is a member of...):

order Rosales; Rosales (in some classifications this category does not include Leguminosae)

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