Definition of Meliaceae
1. Noun. Tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Geraniales, Order Geraniales
Member holonyms: Mahogany, Mahogany Tree, Genus Melia, Melia, Azadirachta, Genus Azadirachta, Cedrela, Genus Cedrela, Chloroxylon, Genus Chloroxylon, Entandrophragma, Genus Entandrophragma, Flindersia, Genus Flindersia, Genus Khaya, Khaya, Genus Lansium, Genus Lovoa, Lovoa, Genus Swietinia, Swietinia, Genus Toona, Toona, Genus Turreae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meliaceae
Literary usage of Meliaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"There are quite a number of timbers, which are obtained from plants entirely unrelated to the Meliaceae, that are also sold in commerce as mahogany. ..."
2. Materia Medica and Pharmacy by Reynold Webb Wilcox, William Hale-White (1905)
"Has been employed in a stimulating disinfectant ointment which was formerly official in BP GROUP XLIV. Meliaceae. Name of Plant. Part Used. Name of Drug. ..."
3. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"The flowers are greenish, fragrant, and about a centimeter long. This species is very abundant in southern Luzon. Family Meliaceae Genus ..."