Mel`a*nor*rh[oe]"a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`las, -anos, black + ? to flow.] (Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima is the lignum-vit[ae] of Pegu, and yelds a valuable black varnish.
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