from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, of, resembling, or pertaining to the natural order Myrtaceæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large and important natural family of trees and shrubs (
Myrtaceæof the order Myrtales), of which the myrtle (Myrtus) is the type. It includes the genera Eucalyptus, Pimenta, Lechythis, and about seventy more.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Characteristic of the
myrtlefamily ( Myrtaceae) of plants
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Cloves are the dried flower-buds of an East-Indian myrtaceous tree (_Caryophyllus_).
CAJUPUT OIL, a volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous tree _Melaleuca leucadendron_, and probably other species.
-- This small-foliaged myrtaceous plant is a native of
-- A myrtaceous plant from Australia, called the turpentine tree, owing to its furnishing a fluid resembling that product.
-- This myrtaceous plant produces the well-known spice called cloves.
Hakea with red blossoms; Zierea; Dodonaea; a crassulaceous plant with handsome pink flowers; a new myrtaceous tree of irregular stunted growth, about 30 feet high, with linear leaves, similar to those of the rosemary;
The shallow creek was surrounded by a scrub of various myrtaceous trees, particularly Melaleucas.