Definition of Clitoria
1. Noun. Genus of tropical shrubs or vines having pinnate leaves and large axillary flowers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Butterfly Pea, Clitoria Mariana
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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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