meliaceous

[mee-lee-ey-shuh s]

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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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

Word Origin for meliaceous

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