walnut family

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Related to walnut family: family Juglandaceae

wal′nut fam`ily

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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Noun1.walnut family - trees having usually edible nuts: butternutswalnut 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
Juglandales, order Juglandales - coextensive with the family Juglandaceae
genus Juglans, Juglans - type genus of the Juglandaceae
Carya, genus Carya - genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China
genus Pterocarya, Pterocarya - Asiatic nut trees: wing nuts
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Enjoy the wealth of rich colour among the Japanese maples, sweet gums, witch hazel and members of the walnut family. For family days out, take part in conker challenges or just enjoy tasty picnics, collect colourful leaves and take beautiful memory photos.
He has also dedicated many years of service to the Walnut Family Festival Committee, which he served as chair in 1998.