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meliaceous

[mee-lee-ey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the Meliaceae, the mahogany family of plants.
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Origin of meliaceous

1895–1900; < New Latin Meliace(ae) (equivalent to Meli(a) genus name (< Greek melía ash tree) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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Historical Examples

  • At the village first reached in the ascent there is a Meliaceous Azedarach looking tree.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith


British Dictionary definitions for meliaceous

meliaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Meliaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical trees, including mahogany, some of which yield valuable timber
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Melia type genus, from Greek: ash
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