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A large family of plants, the Rosaceae, characterized by often showy flowers with five separated petals and numerous stamens, including fruit plants such as the apple, cherry, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, and strawberry, and ornamentals such as roses and spireas.
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a family, Rosaceae, of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having compound or simple leaves with stipules, flowers typically with five sepals and five petals, and often fleshy and edible fruit: includes the apple, rose, strawberry, and almond.
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|Noun||1.||rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens|
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
genus Agrimonia - genus of herbs found chiefly in north temperate regions having pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by bristly fruit
genus Cotoneaster - genus of deciduous or evergreen Old World shrubs widely cultivated
genus Heteromeles, Heteromeles - one species: toyon; in some classifications included in genus Photinia
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 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
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