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 (Myrtaceæ of the order Myrtales), of which the myrtle (Myrtus) is the type. It includes the genera Eucalyptus, Pimenta, Lechythis, and about seventy more.

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  • adjective Characteristic of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) of plants


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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