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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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|Noun||1.||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
genus Tilia, Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
genus Corchorus, Corchorus - widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia