Definition of Genus sparganium
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of Sparganiaceae; marsh or aquatic herbs of temperate regions.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Bur-reed Family, Family Sparganiaceae, Sparganiaceae
Member holonyms: Bur Reed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sparganium
Literary usage of Genus sparganium
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1. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus sparganium (Bur-reed). 5. ramosum or racemosum. Medical properties : Emollient, mildly astringent. Order Alismaceae (Water Plantain Family). ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1898)
"... also including one genus, Sparganium, was formerly included with the Cat-tails. The plants possess, however, an entirely different aspect, ..."
3. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"The common name of three British plants of the genus Sparganium, which grow by the sides of lakes and pools. [See SPARGANIUM.] BUB/HOW, ». i. [add. ..."
4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"The bur-reed (reed- grass) is of the genus Sparganium of the reed-mace order. See Reed-mace. best known. The tree readies a very great size, ..."
5. History of the County of Fife: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by John M. Leighton, Joseph Swan, James Stewart (1840)
"... and pericarps of aquatic plants, apparently belonging, according to Dr Fleming, to an extinct species of the genus sparganium or juncus. ..."