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family
  • n  a social unit living together
    he moved his family to Virginia
  • n  primary social group; parents and children
    he wanted to have a good job before starting a family
  • n  a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  • n  people descended from a common ancestor
    his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower
  • n  a person having kinship with another or others
    he's family
  • n  (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
    sharks belong to the fish family
  • n  a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
  • n  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family
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family acanthaceae
  • n  widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales
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family acanthisittidae
  • n  alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens
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family accipitridae
  • n  hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
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family aceraceae
  • n  a family of trees and shrubs of order Sapindales including the maples
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family actinidiaceae
  • n  tropical trees or shrubs or woody vines
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family adiantaceae
  • n  used in some classification systems for some genera of the family Polypodiaceae (or Pteridaceae)
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family aegypiidae
  • n  in some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae
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family aepyornidae
  • n  coextensive with the order Aepyorniformes
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family agaricaceae
  • n  large family including many familiar mushrooms
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family agavaceae
  • n  chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae
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family ailuropodidae
  • n  in some classifications considered the family comprising the giant pandas
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