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In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is a taxonomic rank. Exact details of formal nomenclature depend on the Nomenclature Code which applies.

Example: "Walnuts and Hickories belong to the Walnut family" is a brief way of saying: the Walnuts (genus Juglans) and the Hickories (genus Carya) belong to the Walnut family (family Juglandaceae).

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