[ 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for myrtaceous
At the bridge over this, a Myrtaceous tree and the Simool occur.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
Cloves are the dried flower-buds of an East-Indian myrtaceous tree (Caryophyllus).Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
Its leaves, however, had neither the vernation nor the pellucid dots of Myrtaceous trees.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt
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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