Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A natural family of trees and shrubs yielding fragrant oils, including the myrtles, eucalyptus, clove, allspice, and guava; the myrtle family.

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

  • noun trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Understory vegetation strata are rich in myrtaceae and rubiaceae species.

    Pernambuco interior forests

  • No more intermittent fevers prevail in the regions now covered with forests of the myrtaceae.

    The Mysterious Island

  • No more intermittent fevers prevail in the regions now covered with forests of the myrtaceae.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Along the road were forests of _melalevca leucodendron, _ of the family of _myrtaceae, _ from which the famous cajuput-oil is obtained.

    Through Central Borneo; an Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917

  • Australia, belong to this family of the myrtaceae, which contains forty-six genera and thirteen hundred species!”

    The Mysterious Island

  • Nothing is more wonderful or more singular than those enormous specimens of the order of the myrtaceae, with their leaves placed vertically and not horizontally, so that an edge and not a surface looks upwards, the effect being that the sun’s rays penetrate more freely among the trees.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Australia, belong to this family of the myrtaceae, which contains forty-six genera and thirteen hundred species!”

    The Mysterious Island

  • Nothing is more wonderful or more singular than those enormous specimens of the order of the myrtaceae, with their leaves placed vertically and not horizontally, so that an edge and not a surface looks upwards, the effect being that the sun’s rays penetrate more freely among the trees.

    The Mysterious Island

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.