Definition of Clianthus
1. Noun. Any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes.
Group relationships: Genus Clianthus
Specialized synonyms: Clianthus Formosus, Clianthus Speciosus, Desert Pea, Sturt Pea, Sturt's Desert Pea, Clianthus Puniceus, Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Clianthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1871)
"One of our lady readers writes us: " You cannot say too much for that most beautiful of all garden flowers, the clianthus ..."
2. Paxton's Flower Garden by Sir Joseph Paxton, John Lindley, Thomas Baines (1882)
"... or clianthus/ in Don's System of Gardening and Botany, vol. ... both of whieh prove the flowers to be umbellate, as he describes those of his clianthus ..."