Definition of Genus Zygophyllum
1. Noun. Usually tropical herbs or shrubs having ill-smelling foliage and flower buds that are used as capers: bean capers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Bean-caper Family, Family Zygophyllaceae, Zygophyllaceae
Member holonyms: Bean Caper, Syrian Bean Caper, Zygophyllum Fabago
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Zygophyllum
Literary usage of Genus Zygophyllum
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1. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1900)
"The genus Zygophyllum had occupied my attention during last spring, for I noted in the preceding year various forms which seemed to me different from those ..."
2. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1831)
"... 3-4ths are claimed by the genus Zygophyllum. But the Leguminosa present the most striking instance of this, for 3-4ths of the species in this very ..."