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Meaning of tea family

tea' fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Theaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having simple, alternate leaves, often showy flowers, and capsular, berrylike, or dry fruit, and including the camellia, franklinia, and tea.
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