Definition of Genus vanilla

1. Noun. Large genus of tropical climbing orchids; Old and New Worlds.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vanilla

genus Ustilaginoidea
genus Ustilago
genus Uta
genus Utahraptor
genus Utricularia
genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda
genus Vanellus
genus Vanessa
genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus
genus Veratrum
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio

Literary usage of Genus vanilla

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1. Food: Some Account of Its Sources, Constituents and Uses by Arthur Herbert Church (1893)
"... known under this name consists of the fruits of an orchid belonging to the genus Vanilla. The most highly-prized sort is obtained from V. planifolia, ..."

2. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1915)
"... then Blanco's specimens, as Mr. RA Rolfe suggested in his monograph of the genus Vanilla, may have been introduced from Mexico by the Spaniards. ..."

3. Monograph on Flavoring Extracts with Essences, Syrups, and Colorings: Also by Joseph Harrop (1891)
"... the United States Pharmacopoeia; but the bean of commerce is derived from various species of the genus Vanilla, according to our pharmaceutical writers. ..."

4. New Granada: Twenty Months in the Andes by Isaac Farwell Holton (1857)
"Most orchids grow on trees, pseudo-parasites, not drawing any nourishment from the tree, as does the mistletoe, here a very common plant. The genus Vanilla ..."

5. Food: Some Account of Its Sources, Constituents and Uses by Arthur Herbert Church (1876)
"... known under this name consists of the fruits of an orchid belonging to the genus Vanilla. The most highly-prized sort is obtained from V. planifolia, ..."

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