Definition of Melastoma malabathricum

1. Noun. Evergreen spreading shrub of India and southeastern Asia having large purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Indian Rhododendron
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melastoma Malabathricum

Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Melanesia
Melanesian
Melanesians
Melanie
Melanie Klein
Melanitta
Melanitta nigra
Melanochroi
Melanogrammus
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Melanoplus
Melanotis
Melanotis caerulescens
Melanthiaceae
Melastoma malabathricum (current term)
Melastomaceae
Melastomataceae
Melb
Melba
Melba toast
Melbourne
Melbournite
Melbournites
Melburnian
Melburnians
Melchior
Melchior syndrome
Melchiors
Melchite

Literary usage of Melastoma malabathricum

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1. An Historical and Descriptive Account of China: Its Ancient and Modern by Hugh Murray, John Crawfurd, Peter Gordon, Thomas Lynn, William Wallace, Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1836)
"The leaves of Melastoma malabathricum afford a serviceable black dye. The seeds of Barringtonia speciosa have a narcotic power, and inebriate fish when ..."

2. An Historical and Descriptive Account of China: Its Ancient and Modern by Hugh Murray, John Crawfurd, Peter Gordon (1843)
"The leaves of Melastoma malabathricum afford a serviceable black dye. The seeds of Barringtonia speciosa have a narcotic power, and inebriate fish when ..."

3. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1843)
"Melastoma malabathricum, Linn. Amboyna, Mr. Barclay. Melastoma polyanthum, Blume. New Ireland, Mr. Barclay. A poor specimen with flowers almost solitary, ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1845)
"The small bushes which above Welte- vreden enliven by their green the margin of some rivulets, consist of species of Psidium and Melastoma malabathricum ..."

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