[mur-tey-shuh s] /mɜrˈteɪ ʃəs/

belonging to the Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of plants.
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of, relating to, or resembling the myrtle.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Myrtaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having oil glands in the leaves: includes eucalyptus, clove, myrtle, and guava


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