- belonging to the Meliaceae, the mahogany family of plants.
Compare mahogany family.
Origin of meliaceous
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Historical Examples of meliaceous
At the village first reached in the ascent there is a Meliaceous Azedarach looking tree.
- 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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