plural noun
Me·​li·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌmēlēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Meliaceae

: a family of tropical trees and shrubs (order Geraniales) that have monadelphous stamens and include various important timber and ornamental trees — see mahogany, melia

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Other Words from Meliaceae

meliaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Meliaceae

New Latin, from Melia, type genus + -aceae

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“Meliaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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