Definition of Genus Caryocar
1. Noun. Type genus of the Caryocaraceae; South American trees yielding strong fine-grained wood and edible nuts.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caryocaraceae, Family Caryocaraceae
Member holonyms: Caryocar Nuciferum, Souari, Souari Nut, Souari Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Caryocar
Literary usage of Genus Caryocar
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The genus Caryocar Tfi**'^ ten species, in tropical South America, some of which form Urge trees affording a very durable wood, useful for shipbuilding. ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"belong to the genus Bassia, of the order Sapo- taee<e; the butter-trees of Guiana and Brazil to the genus Caryocar (qv), ..."