Definition of Myrtus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Myrtaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Myrtaceae, Myrtaceae, Myrtle Family
Member holonyms: Common Myrtle, Myrtus Communis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtus
Literary usage of Myrtus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1735)
"The Species are ; Myrtus; The Myrtle. The Characters are ; i. Myrtus ; communs, Itálica. È. SP Common Myrtle, with 'pretty large Leaves. г. ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Genus Myrtus Myrtus (Myrtos, the old Greek name). An extensive genus comprising about one hundred species of stove and greenhouse trees or shrubs. ..."
3. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1857)
"(Myrtus communis.) " Instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree."—Isa. ... It is the Myrtus communis of botanists, and belongs to the class ..."