n Bot. Family of conifers, whose members are characterized for having sparse acicular leaves, feminine flowers with many carpels, and cone fruits, such as pine and fir.
Type genus: Pinus L.
Author: Spreng. ex F. Rudolphi.
Synonyms: Abietaceae nom. cons.
From modern Latin Pinaceae; from pinus, «pine», and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».