Melanorrhoea
Melanorrhoea Mel`a*nor*rh[oe]"a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`las, me`lanos, black + ? to flow.] (Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. {Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima} is the lignum-vit[ae] of Pegu (in Burma), and yields a valuable black varnish. [1913 Webster]

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  • Melanorrhoea — ID 52622 Symbol Key MELAN9 Common Name melanorrhoea Family Anacardiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • melanorrhoea — mel·a·nor·rhoea …   English syllables

  • melanorrhoea — ˌmelənəˈrēə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from melan + rrhoea : a small genus of East Indian trees (family Anacardiaceae) with simple leaves, panicled flowers, and drupaceous fruit see black varnish tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melanorrhoea usitata — Illustration from Plantae Asiaticae Rariores Scientific classification King …   Wikipedia

  • Melanorrhoea usitatissima — Melanorrhoea Mel a*nor*rh[oe] a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me las, me lanos, black + ? to flow.] (Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. {Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima} is the lignum vit[ae] of Pegu (in Burma), and yields a valuable black varnish. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanorrhoea Wall. — Symbol MELAN9 Common Name melanorrhoea Botanical Family Anacardiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Melanorrhoea usitata — ID 52623 Symbol Key MEUS Common Name Burmese lacquer Family Anacardiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Melanorrhoea usitatissima — Thitsee Thit see, n. [Written also theesee, and thietsie.] 1. (Bot.) The varnish tree of Burmah ({Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima}). [1913 Webster] 2. A black varnish obtained from the tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanorrhoea usitatissima — Varnish Var nish, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium; akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See {Vitreous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanorrhoea usitata Wall. — Symbol MEUS Common Name Burmese lacquer Botanical Family Anacardiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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