Pronunciation: (mûr'tl),[key] —n. 1. any plant of the genus Myrtus, esp. M. communis, a shrub of southern Europe having evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and aromatic berries: anciently held sacred to Venus and used as an emblem of love. Cf. myrtle family. 2. any of certain unrelated plants, as the periwinkle, Vinca minor, and California laurel, Umbellularia californica. 3. Also called myr•tle•woodPronunciation: (mûr'tl-wood").[key]the hard, golden-brown wood of the California laurel.
4. Also calledmyr'tle green'. dark green with bluish tinge.
Pronunciation: (mûr'tl),[key] —n. a female given name.