Definition of Myrsine family
1. Noun. Family of Old World tropical trees and shrubs; some in Florida.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Primulales, Primulales
Member holonyms: Genus Myrsine, Myrsine, Ardisia, Genus Ardisia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrsine Family
Literary usage of Myrsine family
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, ... myrsine family."
2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A genus of the myrsine family, comprising a number of shrubs or small trees, confined to the tropical parts of South America, Their unbranched rod- like ..."