Myrtaceous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Myrtaceous (Bot) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large and important natural family of trees and shrubs (Myrtace√¶ of the order Myrtales), of which the myrtle (Myrtus) is the type. It includes the genera Eucalyptus Pimenta Lechythis, and about seventy more.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • myrtaceous In botany, of, resembling, or pertaining to the natural order Myrtaceæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. myrtaceus,

Usage

In literature:

Its leaves, however, had neither the vernation nor the pellucid dots of Myrtaceous trees.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
At the bridge over this, a Myrtaceous tree and the Simool occur.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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