Definition of Genus Petunia

1. Noun. Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of tropical South America.

Exact synonyms: Petunia
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Solanaceae, Potato Family, Solanaceae
Member holonyms: Petunia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Petunia

genus Perodicticus
genus Perognathus
genus Peromyscus
genus Peronospora
genus Persea
genus Persoonia
genus Pertusaria
genus Petasites
genus Petaurista
genus Petaurus
genus Petrocoptis
genus Petrogale
genus Petromyzon
genus Petroselinum
genus Petteria
genus Petunia (current term)
genus Peziza
genus Pezophaps
genus Phacelia
genus Phacochoerus
genus Phaethon
genus Phaius
genus Phalacrocorax
genus Phalaenopsis
genus Phalaenoptilus
genus Phalanger
genus Phalangium
genus Phalaris
genus Phalaropus
genus Phallus

Literary usage of Genus Petunia

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

1. The Survival of the Unlike: A Collection of Evolution Essays Suggested by by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1896)
"... shores of the La Plata in South America, and from the dried specimens which he sent home the French botanist, Jussien, constructed the genus Petunia, ..."

2. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"... and from the dried specimens which he sent home the French botanist, Jussieu, constructed the genus Petunia and named the plant Petunia ..."

3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus Petunia PETUNIA (from petun, the Brazilian word for tobacco, a closely-allied genus). A genus of about six species of hardy or half-hardy herbs, ..."

4. The American Gardener's Magazine by C M Hovey (1835)
"... that it belongs to the genus Petunia, and it is now known under the specific name phoenicea. Canna indica (Indian shot). The plants of this showy genus ..."

5. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1848)
"... evidently, our modern genus Petunia is nominally derived) is a Brazilian word." There are two species of Nicotiana, which alone are worthy of the ..."

6. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"... and from the dried specimens which he sent home the French botanist, Jussieu, constructed the genus Petunia and named the plant Petunia ..."

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