Definition of Myrsine
1. Noun. Evergreen trees and shrubs having aromatic foliage; Africa; Asia (New Zealand).
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Myrsinaceae, Myrsinaceae, Myrsine Family
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrsine
Literary usage of Myrsine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (Myrsine FAMILY.) Trees or shrubs, with simple alternate exstipulate often dotted leaves, ... I. Myrsine/E. Appendage« of the corolla noue. ..."
2. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1821)
"Myrsine, an Attick wench, was murthered of her fellows, a because she did excel the rest in beauty (Constantine, Agricult.IUc 7). Every village will yield ..."