Definition of Melicytus

1. Noun. A genus of deciduous shrubs or trees; fruit is a berry; grow in New Zealand and Fiji and Solomon Islands.

Exact synonyms: Genus Melicytus
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Violaceae, Violaceae, Violet Family



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melicytus

Meleagris gallopavo
Melekeok
Meleney's gangrene
Meleney's ulcer
Meles
Meles meles
Melia
Melia Azadirachta
Melia azedarach
Melia azederach
Meliaceae
Melicocca
Melicocca bijuga
Melicocca bijugatus
Melicoccus
Melicytus
Melilotus alba
Melilotus officinalis
Melina Mercouri
Melinae
Melinda
Meliphagidae
Melisha
Melissa officinalis
Melitene
Melkite
Melkonian
Melkonyan
Mellaril

Literary usage of Melicytus

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Maori name for the New Zealand Whitewood-tree, melicytus ... Rcv- R- Taylor, 'Te Ikaa Maui,' P- 447 = " Mahoe (melicytus ..."

2. Te Ika a Maui: or, New Zealand and its inhabitants. Illustrating the origin by Richard Taylor (1855)
"It grows to the height of about fifty feet; the wood is heavier than the rimu, and it has a fine thin spiral leaf. (melicytus macrophyllus.) Fam. ..."

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