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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Myricaceae — many small trees and shrubs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A widely dispersed genus of shrubs and trees, usually with aromatic foliage. It includes the bayberry or wax myrtle, the sweet gale, and the North American sweet fern, so called.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek μυρίκη (myrikē, "tamarisk"). (Wiktionary)