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- n. Any of the genus Melastoma of flowering plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of evergreen tropical shrubs; -- so called from the black berries of some species, which stain the mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Old World genus of plants, type of the natural order Melastomaceæ, belonging to the tribe Os-beckieæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of Melastomataceae; Asiatic shrubs with leathery leaves and large purple flowers followed by edible fleshy black berries
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)