Definition of Genus rhamnus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Buckthorn Family, Family Rhamnaceae, Rhamnaceae
Member holonyms: Buckthorn
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rhamnus
Literary usage of Genus rhamnus
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Rhamnus Linne which is cosmopolitan in the northern warm temperate and subtropical zones has about seventy existing species. ..."
2. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"... burlesque on the heroic plays of Dryden and other Restoration dramatists; also wrote other plays. Buck'thorn, shrub or small tree of the genus Rhamnus, ..."
3. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"... all the genus; Phlomis fruticosus ; Prinos, all the genus ; Rhamnus alaternus, balearicus, and its varieties; ..."
4. Library of Useful Knowledge (1838)
"... with the verbal definition of the part of the system in which they are placed. For example, the principal part of the genus Rhamnus consists of ..."
5. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"Finally, the genus Rhamnus (Buckthorn), mainly characteristic of the northern temperate zone, can be traced back to the Upper Cretaceous of the Old and New ..."