myrtaceous

myrtaceous

[mur-tey-shuhs]
adjective
1.
belonging to the Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of plants. Compare myrtle family.
2.
of, pertaining to, or resembling the myrtle.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Myrtace(ae) family name (Neo-Latin, Latin myrt(us) myrtle + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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myrtaceous (mɜːˈteɪʃəs)
 
adj
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
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin myrtus myrtle, from Greek murtos]

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