Definition of Myrtle family
1. Noun. Trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Myrtaceous Tree, Genus Myrtus, Myrtus, Genus Pimenta, Pimenta, Eugenia, Genus Eugenia, Genus Feijoa, Genus Jambos, Jambos, Genus Myrciaria, Myrcia, Myrciaria, Genus Psidium, Psidium, Genus Eucalyptus, Genus Syzygium, Syzygium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtle Family
Literary usage of Myrtle 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 Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(WAX-myrtle family.) Chiefly shrubs, with simple alternate leaves, with or without stipules, and monoecious or dioecious flowers, disposed in aments, ..."
2. Materia medica and therapeutics: Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Douglas Fergusson Phillips (1874)
"THE myrtle family. A NOBLE and extensive family of ligneous, evergreen, and chiefly arborescent ... myrtle family."
3. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"E, OR myrtle family. A family of about 2000 shrubs and trees, chiefly indigenous to Australia and tropical America. The plants yield a large number of ..."
4. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"... CHAPTER IX FRUITS OF THE myrtle family THE myrtaceous fruits comprise an interesting lot of aromatic things, and with blossoms bearing many long and ..."
5. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... myrtle family. Trees or shrubs, with simple, entire, and mostly aromatic leaves, punctate with pellucid or resinous dots, no stipules, perfect flowers, ..."