linden family


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lin′den fam`ily


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a family, Tiliaceae, of trees, shrubs, or herbaceous plants, with simple leaves, fibrous bark, fragrant flowers, and dry woody fruit: includes the basswood, jute, and linden.
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Noun1.linden family - chiefly trees and shrubs of tropical and temperate regions of especially southeastern Asia and Brazil; genera Tilia, Corchorus, Entelea, Grewia, Sparmannia
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Malvales, order Malvales - Malvaceae; Bombacaceae; Elaeocarpaceae; Sterculiaceae; Tiliaceae
genus Tilia, Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
Entelea, genus Entelea - a genus of evergreen shrub that grows in New Zealand
genus Corchorus, Corchorus - widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia
genus Grewia, Grewia - a genus of tropical and subtropical Old World climbers or shrubs or trees
genus Sparmannia, Sparmannia - small genus of tropical African shrubs
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This glossy fiber extracted from plants in the linden family is native to eastern India.