- belonging to the Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of plants.Compare myrtle family.
- of, relating to, or resembling the myrtle.
Origin of myrtaceous
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Examples from the Web for myrtaceous
Cloves are the dried flower-buds of an East-Indian myrtaceous tree (Caryophyllus).Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
Its leaves, however, had neither the vernation nor the pellucid dots of Myrtaceous trees.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia
At the bridge over this, a Myrtaceous tree and the Simool occur.
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Myrtaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having oil glands in the leaves: includes eucalyptus, clove, myrtle, and guava
C19: via New Latin from Latin myrtus myrtle, from Greek murtos
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