from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The type genus of the Myrtaceae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of shrubs, type of the natural order Myrtaceæ and of the tribe Myrteæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Myrtaceae


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  • On Tuesday, a German computer specialist offered a hint that Israel may be behind the sophisticated malware, by demonstrating that a file inside the code uses the word "Myrtus" -- which could be a reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament story about how the Jews prevented a nefarious plot by the Persians, according to the New York Times.

    Stuxnet Malware Mystery Deepens: Another Hint Of Israeli Origins

  • Myrtus communis, Osteomeles spp. and Monnina crassifolia.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • The vegetation of the upper half of this zone grows about five meters high and is dominated by Polylepis tomentella, Buddleia incana, Miconia salicifolia and Myrtus communis associated with Monnina crassifolia, Baccharis teindalensis, Disphostephium lavandulaefolium and Gnoxys spp.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • A large number of high shrubs or small trees characterize these woodlands and maquis such as the small palm tree Chamaerops humilis, Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia, P. angustifolia, and Myrtus communis.

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • The holly oak formations are characterized by a dense evergreen tree and high shrub layer of Myrtus communis, Arbutus unedo, Chamaerops humilis, Pistacia lentiscus, Erica arborea, and Phillyrea latifolia, and also including many liana species.

    Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • These include the small palm tree Chamaerops humilis, Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia, P. angustifolia, and Myrtus communis.

    Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • The most notable of these is Duprey cypress, or "tarout" (Cupressus depreziana), wild olive (Olea lapperrini) and myrtle (Myrtus nivellei), all of which are relict Saharan-Mediterranean species.

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • Today, the most widespread vegetation type is hard-leafed or sclerophyllus shrublands called maquis or matorral, which include representatives from the plant genera Juniperus, Myrtus, Olea, Phillyrea, Pistacia, and Quercus.

    Biological diversity in the Mediterranean Basin

  • The most notable Mediterranean species are the endemic Saharan cypress Cupressus dupreziana (E) (tarout), the only conifer of the central Sahara, first known to science in 1924, along with occasional Saharan olive Olea europea laperrinei and myrtle Myrtus nivellei, also Teucrium sp.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • The Saharomontane vegetation of the higher elevations supports the endemic Ficus teloukat, which grows on the south and southwestern slopes, Myrtus nivellei and Nerium oleander on the western slopes, and Tamarix ` gallica nilotica and Nerium oleander on the wetter northern slopes.

    Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat montane xeric woodlands


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