Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek μυρίκη (myrikē, "tamarisk"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This also stands true for my dear friends Myrica Taylor and Mary Jean Vignone.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • Other important montane species include Crassocephalum mannii, Hypericum lanceolatum, Myrica humilis, Philippia mannii, and Schlefflera abyssinica.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • The upland moor consists primarily of heath/scrub plants, with Erica excelsa, Philippia trimera, Adenocarpus mannii, Protea kilimandscharica, Stoebe kilimandscharica, Myrica meyeri-johannis, and Myrsine africana.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • Exotheca abyssinica, Andropogon amethystinus, and A. kilimandscharicus, with scattered bushes of Adenocarpus mannii, Kotschya recurvifolia and Myrica meyeri-johannis.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • Several cayes have stands of littoral forest with ziricote Cordia sebestena, teabox Myrica cerifera, gumbo limbo Bursera simaruba and coco plum Chrysobalanus icaco.

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

  • The most prevalent broad-leaf evergreen tree is the Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica pacifica).

    South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Oregon

  • The first one is the contact zone with laurisilva, where Myrica spp. are dominant, with some Erica spp.; the second one is the typical fayal-brezal association (Myrica-Erica); and finally the third one is the contact zone with pine forests where Erica spp. are more common than Myrica spp.

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • There are three distinctive species Myrica faya, Erica arborea and E. scoparia.

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • In the lowlands, most of which have been highly altered, the evergreen fire tree (Myrica faya) is the main species to have regenerated on old lava flows.

    Azores temperate mixed forests

  • Uncultivated areas in the Sichuan Basin include deforested slopes that now support a scrub of Rhododendron, Vaccinium bracteatum and Myrica nana.

    Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests

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