beech family

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Related to beech family: birch family, maple family, willow family
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Noun1.beech family - chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beechesbeech family - chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
hamamelid dicot family - family of mostly woody dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
Fagales, order Fagales - an order of dicotyledonous trees of the subclass Hamamelidae
Fagus, genus Fagus - beeches
Castanea, genus Castanea - chestnuts; chinkapins
Castanopsis, genus Castanopsis - evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; southeastern United States and eastern Australia and northern New Zealand
Chrysolepis, genus Chrysolepis - two species: golden chinkapins
genus Nothofagus, Nothofagus - beeches of temperate southern hemisphere except Africa: southern beech
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Santa was an unexpected guest at the home of the Beech family in Gleneagles Road, Saltersgill, Middlesbrough, back in December 2005.
This member of the beech family was all but wiped out by the accidental introduction of an exotic blight a century ago.
As Jeff and Esther grow closer, the rest of the town, led by her father, turns against the Beech family.
AaFire-resistant chestnut tree is a deciduous tree of the beech family.