Definition of meliaceous in English:

meliaceous

Pronunciation /ˌmiːlɪˈeɪʃəs/

adjective

Botany
  • Of or relating to the family Meliaceae, which includes mainly tropical trees, some grown for their bark, fruit, or timber (notably mahogany, genus Swietana).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Melia Melia + -aceous, after scientific Latin Meliaceae, family name.