Definition of Genus Hibiscus

1. Noun. Large genus of tropical and subtropical herbs and shrubs and trees often grown as ornamentals for their profusion of large flowers in a variety of colors.

Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Malvaceae, Mallow Family, Malvaceae
Member holonyms: Hibiscus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hibiscus

genus Hesperiphona
genus Hesperis
genus Heteranthera
genus Heterocephalus
genus Heterodon
genus Heteromeles
genus Heteroscelus
genus Heterotheca
genus Heuchera
genus Hevea
genus Hexagrammos
genus Hexalectris
genus Hexamita
genus Hexanchus
genus Hibbertia
genus Hibiscus (current term)
genus Hieracium
genus Himantoglossum
genus Himantopus
genus Hippeastrum
genus Hippobosca
genus Hippocampus
genus Hippocrepis
genus Hippodamia
genus Hippoglossoides
genus Hippoglossus
genus Hippopotamus
genus Hipposideros
genus Hippotragus
genus Hipsurus

Literary usage of Genus Hibiscus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus Hibiscus is exceedingly large, consisting of not less than 180 species, which occur nearly all in the tropics with the exception of two found in ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Marsh mallow. See marsh- mallow.— Musk-mallow, Malfa moschata, so named from the scent of its foliage.—Rose-mallow, the genus Hibiscus, ..."

3. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"The genus Hibiscus is botanically distinguished from the other Malvaceae, by the very different shape of its seed-vessel. This consists of five carpels ..."

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