chiefly trees and shrubs of tropical and temperate regions of especially southeastern Asia and Brazil; genera Tilia; Corchorus; Entelea; Grewia; Sparmannia
A plant family of the order Malvales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida.
(Bot.) A nat. ord. of plants, of which the only British gen. is [L.] Tilia, lime or linden tree.