Definition of Myrcia

1. Noun. A genus of tropical American trees and shrubs of the myrtle family.




Definition of Myrcia

1. n. A large genus of tropical American trees and shrubs, nearly related to the true myrtles (Myrtus), from which they differ in having very few seeds in each berry.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrcia

Mylitta
Mylodontidae
Mymensingh District
Myocastor
Myocastor coypus
Myomorpha
Myopus
Myosotis
Myosotis scorpiodes
Myosotis sylvatica
Myotis
Myotis leucifugus
Myotis velifer
Myr
Myra
Myrcia
Myrciaria
Myrciaria cauliflora
Myrdal
Myriapoda
Myrica
Myrica cerifera
Myrica gale
Myrica pensylvanica
Myricaceae
Myricales
Myricaria
Myricaria germanica
Myriophyllum
Myristica

Literary usage of Myrcia

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1. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"... (Spirit of myrcia}, Bay-rum, the spirit obtained by distilling rum with the leaves of myrcia acris, is a refreshing local application. ..."

2. Materia Medica and Therapeutics, for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle (1886)
"... bay rum, the spirit obtained by distilling rum with the leaves of myrcia acris, is a refreshing local application. ..."

3. Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics by William Hale-White (1894)
"A volatile oil distilled from the leaves of myrcia acris De Candolle (nat. ord. ... Oil of myrcia is used solely as a perfume. OLEUM SESAMI. OIL OF SESAMUM. ..."

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