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.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Violaceae, Violaceae, Violet Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melicytus
Literary usage of Melicytus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."