Definition of Curtisia
1. Noun. A large evergreen tree of South Africa.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cornaceae, Dogwood Family, Family Cornaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curtisia
Literary usage of Curtisia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Green-house Companion: Comprising a General Course of Green-house and by John Claudius Loudon (1825)
"curtisia faginea, a Cape tree with broad leaves: it grows in loam and peat, and ripened cuttings root in sand under a bell-glass. ..."
2. An Epitome of the Second Edition of Hortus Kewensis by William Townsend Aiton (1814)
"610. W.Indies. 1794 v, vi. obtusifolia, blunt-leaved. Barbadoes. 1790 pentaphylla, five-leaved. Bof. mag. t. 1375. Cayenne. 1800 x, xit, curtisia, ..."