Definition of Melastoma

1. Noun. Type genus of Melastomataceae; Asiatic shrubs with leathery leaves and large purple flowers followed by edible fleshy black berries.




Definition of Melastoma

1. n. A genus of evergreen tropical shrubs; -- so called from the black berries of some species, which stain the mouth.

Medical Definition of Melastoma

1. A genus of evergreen tropical shrubs; so called from the black berries of some species, which stain the mouth. Origin: Gr. Mela = black, stoma = mouth. (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melastoma

melanuric
melanuric acid
melaphyre
melaphyres
melarsoprol
melas syndrome
melasma
melasma gravidarum
melasma universale
melasmic
melastatin
melastatine
melastoma (current term)
melastomaceous
melastome
melatonin
melatonin deacetylase
melatonins
melatope
melba
melbas
meld
meldable
melded
melder
melders
melding

Literary usage of Melastoma

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1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1877)
"Pricking heat, numbness and burning of the skin of the face, arms, shoulders, and breasts, soon,9. . melastoma. melastoma ..."

2. Sweet's Hortus Britannicus: Or, a Catalogue of All the Plants Indigenous Or by Robert Sweet, George Don (1839)
"(re) sessile-flowered Guiana melastoma rubra Bonpl. mel. t. 39. ... (to*) Fothergill's Trinidad 1815 Sh Bonpl. met L ; melastoma ..."

3. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1857)
"A very pretty melastoma, of a neat and bushy habit, with very dark green leaves, and terminal heads of white flowers. It was discovered long ago by ..."

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