Metrosideros

noun Metro·si·de·ros

Definition of Metrosideros

  1. :  a genus of trees, shrubs, and vines (family Myrtaceae) chiefly of the Pacific islands that have hard dense heavy wood and large flowers borne in 2-forked or 3-forked cymes — see lehua, lignum vitae 3

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Origin and Etymology of metrosideros

New Latin, from metr- + Greek sidēros iron


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