Definition of Genus Melia
1. Noun. Type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Meliaceae, Mahogany Family, Meliaceae
Member holonyms: Azedarach, Azederach, China Tree, Chinaberry, Chinaberry Tree, Melia Azedarach, Melia Azederach, Persian Lilac, Pride-of-india
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Melia
Literary usage of Genus Melia
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1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"Torrey and Gray, Flora. species of the genus Melia are few, and mostly natives of Persia, India, and Japan. The half-hardy kinds are all deciduous trees, ..."
2. The Psychic Life of Insects by E.-L. Bouvier (1922)
"The implement of the crabs of the genus Melia, in the Indo-Pacific seas, is a delicate sea anemone which, held between the pincers of the animal, ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The young shoots are smooth, not covered with down as in the allied genus Melia. The flowers are small, white, borne in axillary panicles ; they differ from ..."
4. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus Melia,* Linn. B. & H., Gen., i, p. 332; Baill., lc, p. 493. About 5 species are known, natives of the hot parts of Asia and Australia, and one widely ..."