extended family

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extended family (plural extended families)

  1. A family consisting of parents and children, along with additional members such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts or uncles, cousins, etc.
    Synonym: (New Zealand) whanau
    • 2017, BioWare, Mass Effect: Andromeda (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, OCLC 1261299044, PC, scene: Angara: Biology Codex entry:
      Angaran females typically give birth to several young who require support and supervision, resulting in large extended families that become accustomed to living and working together.

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