Definition of Genus colchicum
1. Noun. Chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Autumn Crocus, Colchicum Autumnale, Meadow Saffron, Naked Lady
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Literary usage of Genus colchicum
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1. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1843)
"British genus, Colchicum. 3. ... The genus Colchicum establishes an evident relationship through Sternbergia and Crocus between ..."
2. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by William Robinson, Esther Baldwin York (1903)
"Thanet. WC BULL. (To be continued.) MEADOW SAFFRONS AT CHELSEA. THE members of the genus Colchicum are. with very few exceptions, ..."
3. Gardeners Chronicle, the Horticultural Trade Journal (1897)
"... which also prefers a limestone soil, is certainly one of the must beautiful as well as the largest flowering species of the whole genus. Colchicum ..."
4. A Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1882)
"Mead'ow Crow'foot. The common name of Ranunculus acris. Meadow Saffron. A bulbous plant of the genus Colchicum. Meadow-Sweet. ..."
5. The American Flower Garden Directory: Containing Practical Directions for by Robert Buist (1839)
"... and kept only a few weeks out of the ground, and then again replanted in fresh soil. The economy of the genus Colchicum in regard to its bulbs, flowers, ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"... a vegetable alkaloid obtained from plants of the genus Colchicum (principally from the roots and seeds) by successive extraction with hot alcohol, ..."