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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 (Myrtaceæ 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 Myrtaceæ.
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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.