Definition of myrtaceous in English:

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Pronunciation: /məːˈteɪʃəs/


Relating to or denoting plants of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae).
Example sentences
  • The myrtaceous tree Metrosideros polymorpha dominates all sites.
  • It was characterized by a mosaic of areas dominated by bamboo and areas dominated by myrtaceous tree saplings.
  • Three additional myrtaceous species have been proposed as declared plants, but more information is required before they can be listed.


Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Myrtaceae (plural), from the genus name Myrtus (see myrtle), + -ous.

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