Definition of Myrsine

1. Noun. Evergreen trees and shrubs having aromatic foliage; Africa; Asia (New Zealand).

Exact synonyms: Genus Myrsine
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Myrsinaceae, Myrsinaceae, Myrsine Family



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrsine

Myrmecobius fasciatus
Myrmecophaga
Myrmecophaga jubata
Myrmecophagidae
Myrmeleon
Myrmeleontidae
Myrmidon
Myroxylon balsamum
Myroxylon balsamum pereirae
Myroxylon pereirae
Myroxylon toluiferum
Myrrhis
Myrrhis odorata
Myrsinaceae
Myrsine (current term)
Myrtaceae
Myrtales
Myrtillocactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtle
Myrtus
Myrtus communis
Mysidacea
Mysidae
Mysis
Mysoline
Mysore
Mysore thorn
Mystic Jewel

Literary usage of Myrsine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (Myrsine FAMILY.) Trees or shrubs, with simple alternate exstipulate often dotted leaves, ... I. Myrsine/E. AppendageĀ« of the corolla noue. ..."

2. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1821)
"Myrsine, an Attick wench, was murthered of her fellows, a because she did excel the rest in beauty (Constantine, Agricult.IUc 7). Every village will yield ..."

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