Definition of Catha
1. Noun. A genus of African evergreen shrubs characterized by thick leaves and white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Member holonyms: Catha Edulis
Group relationships: Celastraceae, Family Celastraceae, Spindle-tree Family, Staff-tree Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catha
Literary usage of Catha
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society by Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society (1884)
"Before this time the beverage made of leaves of kat (Catha edulis) was used, and is still in use, possessing properties resembling those of strong green tea ..."
2. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"... son of James and Catha- ried Wilson, m. Mary Kennard. He was a delegate from Kent County in the Legislature of Maryland in the sessions of 1728, 1731, ..."
3. Catharine Hayden Barbour: June First 1863-September Fifth 1901 (1902)
"Usually I can be happy in the thought of the greater happiness in the new life for the one who has gone, but Catha was so needed and so loved her work that ..."
4. The History and Topography of the County of Clare: From the Earliest Times by James Frost (1893)
"After a rule of three years, Turlogh was dispossessed by his nephew, Brian Catha-an- Aonaigh. Being thus driven out, he betook himself for aid to Garrett, ..."
5. The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the by William Robertson (1804)
"BOOK nity to the house of Medici, that he offered to grant Catha- ' rine the investiture .of considerable territories in Italy, by 1533. wav of portion; ..."