Definition of Genus Lophophora

1. Noun. Two species of small cacti of northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercles: mescal.

Exact synonyms: Lophophora
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Lophophora Williamsii, Mescal, Mezcal, Peyote



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lophophora

genus Lobularia
genus Locusta
genus Lofortyx
genus Logania
genus Loiseleuria
genus Loligo
genus Lolium
genus Lomatia
genus Lomogramma
genus Lonas
genus Lonchocarpus
genus Lonicera
genus Lophius
genus Lophodytes
genus Lopholatilus
genus Lophophora (current term)
genus Lophophorus
genus Lophosoria
genus Loranthus
genus Loris
genus Lota
genus Lotus
genus Lovoa
genus Loxia
genus Loxodonta
genus Loxoma
genus Loxostege
genus Lucilia
genus Lufengpithecus
genus Luffa

Literary usage of Genus Lophophora

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1. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1871)
"... and there is no appearance at all of the remarkable crest, whence the genus Lophophora has derived its name; the general plumage is velvety black, ..."

2. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1871)
"... and there is no appearance at all of the remarkable crest, whence the genus Lophophora has derived its name; the general plumage is velvety black, ..."

3. Latin-American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1920)
"... or peyote (cacti of the genus Lophophora), to which are ascribed mantic power and the induction of ecstacy; and in which, no doubt, ..."

4. Annual Report by Columbus Horticultural Society, Columbus, Ohio (1902)
"Following this is the genus Lophophora, a somewhat bluish- green form, somewhat turnip shape, having spines only when young. ..."

5. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1920)
"... or peyote (cacti of the genus Lophophora), to which are ascribed mantic power and the induction of ecstacy; and in which, no doubt, ..."

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