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  • adj. Characteristic of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) of plants

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large and important natural family of trees and shrubs (Myrtace√¶ of the order Myrtales), of which the myrtle (Myrtus) is the type. It includes the genera Eucalyptus, Pimenta, Lechythis, and about seventy more.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, of, resembling, or pertaining to the natural order Myrtace√¶.


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  • adj., Belonging to or characteristic of the family Myrtaceae, a large family of aromatic shrubs and trees which includes the myrtles and the eucalypts.

    September 5, 2008