Definition of Gentiana
1. Noun. Type genus of the Gentianaceae; cosmopolitan genus of herbs nearly cosmopolitan in cool temperate regions; in some classifications includes genera Gentianopsis and Gentianella.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Gentianaceae, Gentian Family, Gentianaceae
Member holonyms: Gentiana Lutea, Great Yellow Gentian, Calathian Violet, Gentiana Pneumonanthe, Marsh Gentian
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentiana
Literary usage of Gentiana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"gentiana Saponaria var. linearis Griseb. in Hook. Fl. Bor. ... gentiana quinquefolia occidentalis (A. Gray) AS Hitchc. Trans.. St. Louis Acad. ..."
2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"It is a pure and simple bitter, and the root may be used wherever that of the gentiana lutea is proper. GENTIA'NA CHIRAT'TA, ..."
3. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"gentiana Saponaria var. linearis Griseb. in Hook. Fl. Bor. Am. 2: 55 (1834). 3063. ... gentiana quinquefolia occidentalis (A. Gray) AS Hitchc. Trans. ..."
4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"gentiana. Plants such as gentiana acaulis, G. verna, Arnica montana which have decussate leaves in a basal leaf-rosette, are no exception. It FIG. 298. ..."
5. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"The plant is about six or eight inches high, and is very similar to another species called the Autumnal Gentian (gentiana Amar ella), which is to be found ..."
6. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"gentiana saponaria. — Barrel-flowered Gentian. — A handsome indigenous perennial, with blue flowers in September. From one and a half to two feet high. ..."