Definition of Listera

1. Noun. Genus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem; found in temperate Asia and North America and Europe.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Listera

Lispers
Lisplike
Lissajous curve
Lissajous curves
Lissajous figure
Lissauer
Lissauer's bundle
Lissauer's column
Lissauer's fasciculus
Lissauer's marginal zone
Lissauer's tract
List 99
Lister's dressing
Lister's method
Lister's tubercle
Listera
Listera convallarioides
Listera cordata
Listera ovata
Listerella
Listeria denitrificans
Listeria grayi
Listeria monocytogenes
Listerian
Listerism
Listing's law
Listing's reduced eye
Liston
Liston's knives
Liston's shears

Literary usage of Listera

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1. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"... perfect adaptation by which the pollen of a younger flower is carried to the stigma of an older flower on another plant—listera ovata; sensitiveness of ..."

2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1856)
"listera ovata.—The rostellum of listera ovata is divided by parallel septa into a series of longitudinal elongated loculi, which taper from the base upwards ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1856)
"listera ovata.—The rostellum of listera ovata is divided by parallel septa into a series of longitudinal elongated loculi, which taper from the base upwards ..."

4. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
"fig. 84, c represents a section of the Epipactis, and D is a front view of the column. Of all the British Orchids, the listera ovata, or Twayblade (fig. ..."

5. The Orchids of New England: A Popular Monograph by Henry Ives Baldwin (1884)
"With so much that is immediately presented to the eye, how can the Tway- blade, listera cordata, tiniest of our Orchids, hope to turn your steps toward her ..."

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