Myrsinaceae

plural noun Myr·si·na·ce·ae \ ˌmərsəˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Myrsinaceae

:a family of tropical trees and shrubs (order Primulales) of which some occur in Florida and which have alternate glandular leaves, white or pink tetramerous flowers, and one-celled indehiscent fruit — see ardisia

myrsinaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of myrsinaceae

New Latin, from Myrsine, type genus (from Greek myrsinē myrtle, probably of Semitic origin; akin to the source of Greek myrrha myrrh) + -aceae


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