Definition of Melia
1. Noun. Type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Meliaceae, Mahogany Family, Meliaceae
Member holonyms: Azedarach, Azederach, China Tree, Chinaberry, Chinaberry Tree, Melia Azedarach, Melia Azederach, Persian Lilac, Pride-of-india
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melia
Literary usage of Melia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"The word melia is derived (rom the Greek, meli, honey, and is the name io thai language for ... Torrey and Gray, Flora. species of the genus melia are few, ..."
2. One Act Plays by Alice Brown (1921)
"'melia. [Getting hold of herself.] He's gone out to look at a cow. ... 'melia. You finished? Josiah. [Leaning back in his chair and looking up at her. ..."
3. Inbreeding and Outbreeding: Their Genetic and Sociological Significance by Edward Murray East, Donald Forsha Jones (1919)
"King melia Rioter 14th had less than 10 per cent. of the maximum number of ancestors in the 7th ancestral generation, while in the same generation Blossom's ..."
4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... and a several-celled ovary with a single style ; almost all tropical. 1. melia (Old Greek name of the Ash, transferred to a widely different tree. ..."
5. Dialects for Oral Interpretation by Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson (1922)
"Joey dear, that ain't 'melia; it 's just yer ain't feelin' quite right in yer 'ead. ... 'melia. Well, Mrs. Chance, I do think as w'en a lidy comes to see ..."
6. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera, Jerome Beers Thomas (1901)
"melia Azedarach, L. NOM. VULG.—Paraíso (Paradise), Sp.-Fil.; Pride of India, China Tree, Eng. USES.—The root was official in the USP, 1880, ..."