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meliaceous

[mee-lee-ey-shuh s] /ˌmi liˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Meliaceae, the mahogany family of plants.
Compare mahogany family.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin Meliace(ae) (equivalent to Meli(a) genus name (< Greek melía ash tree) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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meliaceous

/ˌmiːlɪˈeɪʃɪəs/
adjective
1.
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
C19: from New Latin Melia type genus, from Greek: ash
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