Definition of Genus echium
1. Noun. A genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Borage Family, Boraginaceae, Family Boraginaceae
Member holonyms: Blue Devil, Blue Thistle, Blueweed, Echium Vulgare, Viper's Bugloss
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Echium
Literary usage of Genus echium
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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"... genus Echium found in the islands. E. simplex, " the Pride of Teneriffe," has a single dense spike of flowers about 8 feet high ; others are shrubby and ..."
2. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston, William Jardine (1838)
"Vol. xi. Parts 2 and 3. (Continued from Vol. ip 588.) BUCK on the Capo Plants of the genus Echium. ..."
3. The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1837)
"... with vivid blossoms, particularly belonging to the genus Echium ; numerous species of Celastrus, ..."
4. A System of Physiological Botany by Patrick Keith (1816)
"the genus Echium it is crustaceous, and in Myosotis it is hard as flint. The figure of the nut-shell is Figure. generally roundish or oval ; but in the ..."