Definition of Desmanthus

1. Noun. Genus of American herbs or shrubs with sensitive pinnate leaves and small whitish flowers.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desmanthus

Descartes law
Deschamps
Deschamps needle
Descurainia
Descurainia pinnata
Desderman
Desegregation
Deseret
Desert Fox
Desert Storm syndrome
Deshawn
Desi
Desiderius Erasmus
Desiree
Deskati
Desmanthus
Desmanthus ilinoensis
Desmarres' dacryoliths
Desmidiaceae
Desmidium
Desmodium
Desmodium gyrans
Desmodium motorium
Desmodium purpureum
Desmodium tortuosum
Desmodontidae
Desmodus
Desmodus rotundus
Desmograthus
Desmond

Literary usage of Desmanthus

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1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"Leaflets numerous, small. * * Flowers perfect and neutral. Petals distinct. 62. desmanthus. Sterile filaments filiform or petal-like ..."

2. Gartenflora: Monatsschrift Fur Deutsche und Schweizerische Garten- und by Eduard Regel (1868)
"Vor allem müssen wir jedoch einen Irrthum berichtigen, der durch die wahrscheinlich ausgedehnte Verbreitung des Geitner'schen desmanthus da und dort ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1813)
"Long-twig'd desmanthus. Nat. of the West Indies. Introd. 1774, by Nicholas Joseph ... 4. p. 1047. Spotted-stalk'd desmanthus. Nat. of Jamaica. p. 61. /. 31. ..."

4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"desmanthus, a genus of plants of the natural order ... W. and A. place, very fond of display, and fond of rich j desmanthus NATANS, ..."

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