Definition of Genus cuscuta
1. Noun. Genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Convolvulaceae, Family Convolvulaceae, Morning-glory Family
Member holonyms: Dodder, Cuscuta Gronovii, Love Vine
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cuscuta
Literary usage of Genus cuscuta
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1. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"... number about eighty species of the genus Cuscuta. Moray (mor ni<'), Charles Auguste Louis Joseph (Duc de), 1811-65; French soldier and politician; b. ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"But in respect of food-absorption, as in general aspect, they are entirely analogous to the various species of the genus Cuscuta, which belong to the family ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"They are annuals or perennials, many are twining or climbing in habit, and one genus. Cuscuta, is a climbing parasite. (See DODDER. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The dodder (qv) is a genus (Cuscuta) of leafless parasites with slender thread-like twining stems. The flowers stand singly in the leaf-axils or form few or ..."
5. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1902)
"Thus his first monograph was of the genus Cuscuta, published in the American Journal of Science in 1842, of which, when Dr. Engelmann took it up, ..."