Definition of Genus crocus
1. Noun. A monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae.
Group relationships: Family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, Iris Family
Member holonyms: Crocus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Crocus
Literary usage of Genus crocus
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The genus Crocus is S, European and Southwestern Asian. ... The best account of the Crocuses is G. Maw's superb Monograph of the genus crocus, 1886. ..."
2. Journal of Science and the Arts by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1817)
"The remarkable reticulated covering of the bull-tuber, distinguishes it at once from all other species of the genus. Crocus ..."
3. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"... of the genus crocus, by RA SALISBURY, Esq. FRS, &c. JL HE science of Botany is so extensive, and so much time is necessary to a full investigation of ..."
4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"... take up crocuses and plant them I anew, on account of the manner in which the corms multiply. See CORM ; and Mard, Monograph of the genus crocus (1887). ..."
5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1843)
"Dean of Manchester, who has studied the genus Crocus, has given an account of this species, its localities, &c. He states that the genus is naturalized in ..."