[ mur-tey-shuh s ]
/ mɜrˈteɪ ʃəs /


belonging to the Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of plants.Compare myrtle family.
of, relating to, or resembling the myrtle.

Origin of myrtaceous

1825–35; < New Latin Myrtace(ae) family name (New Latin, Latin myrt(us) myrtle + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for myrtaceous

/ (mɜːˈteɪʃəs) /


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

Word Origin for myrtaceous

C19: via New Latin from Latin myrtus myrtle, from Greek murtos
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