Definition of melastomaceous in English:

melastomaceous

adjective

Botany
  • Belonging to the family Melastomaceae (now Melastomataceae).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Loudon (1783–1843), landscape gardener and horticultural writer. From Melastoma + -aceous, probably after scientific Latin Melastomaceae, family name.

Pronunciation

melastomaceous

/mɪˌlastəˈmeɪʃəs/