1. family name the name used to identify the members of a family
  2. family Mniaceae family of erect mosses with club-shaped paraphyses and the hexagonal cells of the upper leaf surface; sometimes treated as a subfamily of Bryaceae
  3. family Gnetaceae plants having small unisexual flowers and fleshy or winged fruit: in some classifications includes the genera Ephedra and Welwitschia as well as genus Gnetum
  4. family Lamiaceae a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
  5. family Zamiaceae a family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae: zamias
  6. family Nyssaceae a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees
  7. family Ulmaceae a dicot family of the order Urticales including: genera Ulmus, Celtis, Planera, Trema
  8. family Annonaceae chiefly tropical trees or shrubs
  9. family Naiadaceae monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers
  10. family Anhimidae screamers
  11. family Anomiidae saddle oysters
  12. family Nymphaeaceae dicot aquatic plants
  13. family Juncaceae tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes
  14. family Palmaceae chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
  15. family Tinamidae comprising the tinamous
  16. family man a man whose family is of major importance in his life
  17. family Pinaceae a family of Pinaceae
  18. family Linaceae a widely distributed family of plants
  19. family Onagraceae a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
  20. family Araceae anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron