plural noun

: an order of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, or trees including among others the Myrtaceae, Melastomaceae, Lythraceae, Rhizophoraceae, and Onagraceae and having simple leaves, flowers with inferior compound ovary and numerous ovules, and capsular or baccate fruit

Word History


New Latin, from Myrtus + -ales

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“Myrtales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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