Meaning of linden family

lin'den fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Tiliaceae, characterized by deciduous trees or shrubs having simple, usually alternate leaves, fibrous bark, fragrant flowers, and dry, woody fruit, and including the basswood, jute, and linden.
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