Definition of Halesia

1. Noun. Deciduous small trees or shrubs of China and eastern North America.

Exact synonyms: Genus Halesia
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Styracaceae, Storax Family, Styracaceae, Styrax Family
Member holonyms: Silver Bell



Definition of Halesia

1. n. A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels.

Definition of Halesia

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Halesia'' of American shrubs with white flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Halesia

1. A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halesia

halcyon
halcyon days
halcyonian
halcyonoid
halcyonoids
halcyonold
halcyons
halecret
haled
haleness
halenesses
haler
halers
haleru
hales
halesia (current term)
halesias
halesome
halest
halethazole
half
half(a)
half-
half-a-gram stain
half-and-half
half-and-half dressing
half-arsed
half-asleep

Literary usage of Halesia

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1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"... both of which are highly ornamental and sufficiently hardy to withstand the climate of Britain and the temperate parts of the United States. The halesia ..."

2. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"halesia. Snow-drop Tree. halesia tetraptera. —Four-winged halesia. — A native of Carolina, where it is found growing on the banks of rivers. ..."

3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1879)
"halesia TETRAPTERA. was kindly sent to us by WWE Wynne, Esq., of Peniarth, Merionethshire. We also recently noticed in Sir Henry Peek's garden at Wimbledon ..."

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