Definition of Genus areca
1. Noun. A monocotyledonous genus of palm trees.
Group relationships: Arecaceae, Family Arecaceae, Family Palmaceae, Family Palmae, Palm Family, Palmaceae, Palmae
Member holonyms: Areca
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Areca
Literary usage of Genus areca
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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1856)
"The genus Areca belongs to India, and is of great importance, owing to the extraordinary use of the nut of the A. catechu, in almost all parts of India, ..."
2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A common name for the genus Areca ; also a garden name for Kleinia nerii/olia. —, AUSTRALIAN. Corypha australis, the leaves of which are made into plait for ..."
3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"That structure, however, is so different as to suggest the probability of its constituting a new genus. Areca ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1875)
"Of the former there are three species indigenous—one of the genus Latania, and two belonging to the genus Areca. The Pandani present much greater difficulty ..."
5. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"Betel-nut is the produce of a palm of the genus Areca; and sago is also obtained from the stem of a palm. The Palmyra palm of the East Indies is chiefly ..."
6. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus areca,* Linn. Kunth, Enum. PI., iii, pp. 183—188. Species about 20, natives of the tropics of the old world. 276. Areca Catechu.t Linn., 8p. ..."