Myrtaceae

plural noun
Myr·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ mərˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Myrtaceae

: a family of trees and shrubs (order Myrtales) characterized by numerous stamens, cymose flowers with inferior ovary, and opposite exstipulate leaves that yield a fragrant oil

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Other Words from Myrtaceae

myrtaceous \ -​āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Myrtaceae

New Latin, from Myrtus, type genus + -aceae

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“Myrtaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Myrtaceae. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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