Definition of meliaceous in US English:

meliaceous

adjective

Botany
  • Of or relating to the family Meliaceae, which includes mainly tropical trees, some grown for their bark, fruit, or timber (notably mahogany, genus Swietana).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Melia Melia + -aceous, after scientific Latin Meliaceae, family name.

Pronunciation

meliaceous

/ˌmiːlɪˈeɪʃəs/