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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He has also dedicated many years of service to the Walnut Family Festival Committee, which he served as chair in 1998.