Definition of Lythrum
1. Noun. Loosestrife.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Lythraceae, Loosestrife Family, Lythraceae
Member holonyms: Loosestrife, Lythrum Salicaria, Purple Loosestrife, Spiked Loosestrife, Grass Poly, Hyssop Loosestrife, Lythrum Hyssopifolia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lythrum
Literary usage of Lythrum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Finc-branch'd lythrum. M.June—September. H. 11. Introd. 17 76, by Nicholas Joseph ... Whorl'd-flower'd lythrum. Nat. of North America. Cult. 1759. ..."
2. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"lythrum L. Flowers solitary in the axils : stamens not more than the petals. ... lythrum alatum Pursh. WING-ANGLED LOOSESTRIFE. (Man. p. 650; IF f. 2346. ..."
3. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"Under the name of yerba del cancer, the Mexicans employ these three species in poultices, to be applied to cancer. lythrum album ..."
4. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers ; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1859)
"lythrum. Willow Herb. lythrum, from the Greek, black blood; in allusion to the color of the flowers. L. salicaria is a native British perennial, ..."
5. Quarterly Compendium of Medical Science by D. G. Brinton (1884)
"lythrum Salic-aria. From an exchange we learn that DK. ... In the acute stage of varicose ulcers, the powder of lythrum has lowered the temperature, ..."