Definition of Alisma
1. Noun. Small genus of aquatic or semiaquatic plants.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Alismataceae, Family Alismataceae, Water-plantain Family
Member holonyms: Alisma Plantago-aquatica, Water Plantain
Definition of Alisma
1. a water plant [n -S]
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Literary usage of Alisma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"THE GENUS alisma IN NORTH DAKOTA (WITH ONE FIGURE) As the basis for this ... He refers all the other forms of alisma to A. Plan- to go L. and has divided ..."
2. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"3), Stratiotes aloides, alisma Plantago, Acorus Calamus, (Janczewski). ... But he diners from Janczewski with regard to Allium, Acorus, and alisma, ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"1808. alisma Plantago Bigel. FI. Bost. 87. 1814. alisma Plantago ... 2 3. alisma Geyeri Torr. Geyer's Water-plantain. Fig. 223. alisma ..."
4. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"alisma plantago Linne (var. Americanum Gray).—Water Plantain. Description.—Flowers perfect, numerous, on compound paniculate scapes. ..."
5. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"... which completely fills up the notch. The part found between this growing apex and the end of the root is the. hypocotyl. It is eji Fl(i. 150. — alisma ..."
6. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1884)
"Ovules solitary, basal, or numerous in the inner angle of the carpel. Flowers bisexual, whorled ; carpels free. Leaves erect 1. alisma. ..."