Definition of Tribulus

1. Noun. Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs of warm regions.

Exact synonyms: Genus Tribulus
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Bean-caper Family, Family Zygophyllaceae, Zygophyllaceae
Member holonyms: Caltrop, Devil's Weed, Tribulus Terestris



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tribulus

Trialeurodes vaporariorum
Triangle
Triangle Pose
Triangulum
Triangulum Australe
Triangulum Galaxy
Triavil
Tribecan
Tribecans
Tribes of Israel
Tribonema
Tribonemaceae
Tribulation
Tribulus (current term)
Tribulus terestris
Trichechidae
Trichechus
Trichechus manatus
Trichinellicae
Trichinelloidea
Trichiuridae
Trichocephalus
Trichoceros
Trichodectes
Trichodontidae
Trichoglossus
Trichoglossus moluccanus
Tricholoma

Literary usage of Tribulus

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

1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"s1 " Dira res alibi." 33 These two plants have no affinity whatever with the one just mentioned. The first of these so-called varieties is the Tribulus ..."

2. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(Tribulus terrestris, Linn.) " Do men gather...figs of thistles? ... Some suppose that it is Tribulus terrestris, a plant which derives its name from the ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Tribulus BECOMES A TRIBULATION.—In the days when knighthood was in blossom, some ingenious blacksmith invented a devilish instrument called a caltrop which ..."

4. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1902)
"Tribulus MAXIMUS Linn. Sp. PL, 387. Merida, Feb'y 8, 1865; and March 3, 1865 (Sc/wil, 25, t)f). Tribulus TERRESTRIS ..."

5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1860)
"Prionotus tribulus. Cw. & Vol. iv. p. 08. pi. 74; Dekay, New York Fauna. Fishes, p. 43. pi. 70. f. 226 (bad). D. 10 | 12. ..."

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