Definition of Genus antirrhinum
1. Noun. A genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowers.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, Foxglove Family, Scrophulariaceae
Member holonyms: Snapdragon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Antirrhinum
Literary usage of Genus antirrhinum
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1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"... that the progenitor of the genus Antirrhinum must at some remote epoch have included live stamens and borne flowers in some degree resembling those now ..."
2. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1887)
"Hence it appears to me probable that the progenitor of the genus Antirrhinum must at some remote epoch have included five stamens and ..."
3. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"(On self-sterility and crossing experiments with a self-ferule and self-sterile species In the genus Antirrhinum.] Zeitschr. indukt. ..."
4. Gardening for Ladies: And Companion to the Flower-garden by Loudon (Jane), Andrew Jackson Downing (1843)
"Several of the Kinds have been removed from the genus Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) to which they are very nearly allied. LI'NUM. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... Plumeria rubra and Cecropia peltata, are also called snake- wood. SNAKES. See SERPENTS. SNAP-DRAGON, cultivated species of the genus Antirrhinum ..."