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myrtaceous

[mur-tey-shuh s] /mɜrˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of plants.
Compare myrtle family.
2.
of, relating to, or resembling the myrtle.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin Myrtace(ae) family name (New Latin, Latin myrt(us) myrtle + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for myrtaceous

myrtaceous

/mɜːˈteɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
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
C19: via New Latin from Latin myrtus myrtle, from Greek murtos
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