Definition of Genus colocasia
1. Noun. Small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Colocasia Esculenta, Dalo, Dasheen, Taro, Taro Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Colocasia
Literary usage of Genus colocasia
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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"... plants of the genus Colocasia, and of the nearly allied genus Caladium, of the natural order A ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"A group of tuberous-rooted edible aroids, of the genus Colocasia, scattered throughout the tropics and subtropics of the world; cultivated also in many warm ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A name applied to a section of the genus Colocasia, by some considered as a distinct genus. The species are natives of India, with peltate leaves springing ..."
4. The Empire of Brazil at the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia by Brazil (1876)
"... which have already been noted, the aipim ; in the genus Ipomea several species of sweet-potatoes ; in the genus Colocasia various species of yams ..."
5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1900)
"Florists sell under this name the common lawn plant called "Elephant's-ear,*' which really belongs to the entirely different genus Colocasia, and is highly ..."
6. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1886)
"... which Schott places now in the genus Colocasia, now in the Alocasia, and whose names are far more complicated than might be supposed from those ..."