Definition of Genus Carica

1. Noun. Type genus of the Caricaceae; tropical American trees: papayas.

Exact synonyms: Carica
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caricaceae, Family Caricaceae, Papaya Family
Member holonyms: Carica Papaya, Melon Tree, Papaia, Papaya, Papaya Tree, Pawpaw



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Carica

genus Capsicum
genus Caragana
genus Caranx
genus Carassius
genus Carcharhinus
genus Carcharias
genus Carcharodon
genus Cardamine
genus Cardiospermum
genus Cardium
genus Carduelis
genus Carduus
genus Caretta
genus Carex
genus Cariama
genus Carica (current term)
genus Carissa
genus Carlina
genus Carnegiea
genus Carpenteria
genus Carphophis
genus Carpinus
genus Carpobrotus
genus Carpocapsa
genus Carpodacus
genus Carthamus
genus Carum
genus Carya
genus Caryocar
genus Caryota

Literary usage of Genus Carica

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1. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students of by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"... the best known of which is the genus Carica. The l'apaw or Melon tree (Carica Papaya) is a small tree with a straight. slender, usually unbranched trunk ..."

2. Applied and Economic Botany: Especially Adapted for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1914)
"This family is composed of two genera of latex-containing trees growing in tropical America, the best known of which is the genus Carica. ..."

3. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Henry Kraemer (1916)
"This family is composed of two genera of latex-containing trees growing in tropical America, the best known of which is the genus Carica. ..."

4. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"All the species of the genus ficus, and also of the allied genus carica, are said to have the singular property of rendering raw meat tender, ..."

5. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"... of the allied genus Carica, are said to have the singular property of rendering raw meat tender when hung beneath their shade. ..."

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