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Related to walnut family: family Juglandaceae
a family, Juglandaceae, of deciduous trees with pinnately compound alternate leaves, male flowers in catkin tassels and female flowers in clusters, and edible nuts enclosed in a thick-walled husk: includes the hickory, pecan, and walnut.
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|Noun||1.||walnut family - trees having usually edible nuts: butternuts; walnuts; hickories; pecans|
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination