[ mee-lee-ey-shuh s ]
/ ˌmi liˈeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Meliaceae, the mahogany family of plants.
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Compare mahogany family.
Words nearby meliaceous
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Example sentences from the Web for meliaceous
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
/ (ˌmiːlɪˈeɪʃɪəs) /
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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