Definition of Nerium
1. Noun. One species: oleander.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Nerium Oleander, Oleander, Rose Bay
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerium
Literary usage of Nerium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1819)
"( 2032 ) Nerium ODORUM, y. CARNEUM. Class and Order. ... The more we consider the varieties of Nerium oleander and odorum, the more difficulty we find in ..."
2. Vegetable Substances: Materials of Manufactures (1833)
"... and offer a greater certainty of profit than the common indigo plant. The nerium. grows plentifully throughout the Carnatic, and in every part of the ..."
3. Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Agricultural Discoveries (1812)
"Account of a Key) Species of Nerium, the Leaves of which yield Indigo. ... THE vegetable here described, belongs to the genus nerium, and has received from ..."
4. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1865)
"42 54' N., and long, about 9° 20' W. It is the Promontorium Nerium of the ancients. FI'NLAND (Fin. ..."