Definition of melastomataceous in English:

melastomataceous

adjective

Botany
  • Of or relating to the family Melastomataceae (earlier Melastomaceae).

Origin

Early 20th century. From Melastoma + -aceous, with -t- after the stem form of ancient Greek στόμα.

Pronunciation

melastomataceous

/mɪˌlastəməˈteɪʃəs/