Definition of Clitoria

1. Noun. Genus of tropical shrubs or vines having pinnate leaves and large axillary flowers.

Exact synonyms: Genus Clitoria
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Butterfly Pea, Clitoria Mariana

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clitoria

Clipper chip
Clipper chips
Clitocybe clavipes
Clitocybe dealbata
Clitocybe inornata
Clitocybe irina
Clitocybe nuda
Clitocybe robusta
Clitocybe subconnexa
Clitoria (current term)
Clitoria mariana
Clitoria turnatea
Clive Sinclair
Clive Staples Lewis
Clk3 kinase
Cloquet's canal
Cloquet's hernia
Cloquet's septum
Cloquet's space

Literary usage of Clitoria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1847)
"Clitoria TERNATEA MAJOR. ... will not at some period have possessed the singular and beautiful Clitoria ternatea, which is a native of India, and is figured ..."

2. The Birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse, Richard Hill (1847)
"afford it food; in winter it lives largely on the small spotted peas of the lesser fee-fee, (Clitoria ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Brasilian Clitoria. Nat. of Brasil. Cult, before 1759, by Mr. Ph. Miller. Mill. diet. ed. 7- n. 2. Fl. July and August. S. O- 3. ..."

4. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1857)
"... This circumstance, long since known in the allied genus Amp'*'' carpesa, and more recently observed in Clitoria ... Clitoria: sp. Linn. ..."

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