Meaning of myrtaceous in English:


Pronunciation /məːˈteɪʃəs/


  • Relating to or denoting plants of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae ).

    ‘The myrtaceous tree Metrosideros polymorpha dominates all sites.’
    • ‘It was characterized by a mosaic of areas dominated by bamboo and areas dominated by myrtaceous tree saplings.’
    • ‘Three additional myrtaceous species have been proposed as declared plants, but more information is required before they can be listed.’
    • ‘If it isn't, I'm sure he could provide scionwood of a better clone - but grafting myrtaceous plants is no cakewalk!’
    • ‘It has been reported to attack the fruits of various native and introduced species of plants, but especially guavas and other myrtaceous fruits.’


Mid 19th century from modern Latin Myrtaceae (plural), from the genus name Myrtus (see myrtle), + -ous.