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.
Group relationships: Family Malvaceae, Mallow Family, Malvaceae
Member holonyms: Hibiscus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hibiscus
Literary usage of Genus Hibiscus
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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 ..."