Definition of Himantoglossum
1. Noun. Small genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Himantoglossum Hircinum, Lizard Orchid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Himantoglossum
Literary usage of Himantoglossum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"... heavy blanket of snow, the vines come through the winter in fair condition but in open winters they are completely killed back. himantoglossum: Orchis. ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... from Gymnadenia and Orchis, from himantoglossum and Orchis, from Serapias and Orchis, from Gymnadenia and Nigritella, and from Epipactis and ..."