Definition of Leucothoe

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Leucothoe; grown for their beautiful white flowers; glossy foliage contains a poisonous substance similar to that found in genus Kalmia.

Group relationships: Genus Leucothoe
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Leucothoe

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Leucothoe'' of flowering plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucothoe

leucorrhea
leucorrheas
leucorrhoeas
leucorrhœic
leucorrhϾ
leucoryx
leucoscope
leucoscopes
leucosin
leucosins
leucosis
leucosoid
leucosphenite
leucosphere
leucothoe (current term)
leucothoes
leucotome
leucotomies
leucotomy
leucotriene
leucoturic
leucoturic acid
leucous
leucovorin
leucovorin calcium
leucoxene
leucoxenes
leucoxenic
leucoxenisation

Literary usage of Leucothoe

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"293. 1814. L. spinulosa G. Don, Gard. Diet. 3: 832. 1834. leucothoe ... In dry woods, mountains of Virginia to Alabama. April-May. 4. leucothoe ..."

2. Mythological Fables (1837)
"THE STORY OF leucothoe. leucothoe, a beautiful maiden, was beloved by Apollo ; but meeting with a cruel and untimely death, the disconsolate deity sprinkled ..."

3. Bibliotheca Classica: Or, A Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms by John Lemprière, Lorenzo Da Ponte, John David Ogilby (1866)
"... and with him in her arms, she threw herself into the sea, and was changed into a sea deity, called leucothoe. After this, Athamas recovered his senses; ..."

4. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"leucothoe. I know no cause; but I would fain be gone. leucothoe. Any whither from hence, My thoughts divine of treason, whence I know not. ..."

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