- New Latin, from Ancient Greek μελία ("manna ash, Fraxinus ornus"), which has similar leaves (Wiktionary)
“The Spanish hotel giant Melia is to build on an alternative site, probably in Cancún, following the cancellation of its Xcacel-Xcacelito project on environmental grounds.”
“Melia," said aunt Ann suddenly, looking down over her glasses at the tin kitchen, "ain't it a real cross to bake in that thing?”
“Melia's affections, for they' ad used to walk out regularly on Sundays and holidays before Lobster came along ....”
“Miss 'Melia's gownds -- have you got them -- as the lady's maid was to have' ad?”
“He thought Miss 'Melia's playing the divinest music ever performed, and her the finest lady.”
“Melia's gownds -- have you got them -- as the lady's maid was to have' ad?”
“Melia," said he brokenly, "I guess I never told you in so many words, but it's the truth: if God Almighty was to make me a woman, I'd have her you, not a hair altered.”
“Melia," called Enoch, from the doorway, "I won't come in to dinner jest now.”
“Melia," said he at last, "there ain't anything in my life I couldn't tell you.”
“Melia," he said, "I ain't told you the half, an 'I dunno 's I can tell it now.”
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