Definition of Naias
1. Noun. Sole genus of the family Naiadaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Naiadaceae, Family Najadaceae, Naiad Family, Naiadaceae, Najadaceae
Member holonyms: Naiad, Water Nymph
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naias
Literary usage of Naias
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Type species : naias marina L. About io species in fresh water all over the world. ... naias marina L. Large naias. Fig. 212. naias marina L. Sp. PI. 1015. ..."
2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1897)
"naias, there is evident soon after fertilization a large nucleus just above the ... The thick nuclear segments, which are usually so conspicuous in naias, ..."
3. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"naias FAMILY. Mostly fresh-water herbs. Leaves mainly opposite : blades mostly toothed, ... naias L. Plants submerged, usually in dense tufts. ..."
4. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1852)
"The President thought it would be interesting to state that Dr. Melville, of Galway College, had re-discovered naias flexilis at Round- stone, in fine fruit ..."
5. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"Schmidt The Slender naias is fairly common in shallow water of the lake near shore, ... Most of the naias seen in the lake is short and dwarfed. ..."
6. Transactions by Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1894)
"naias MARINA. Some unknown Fossil Seeds from the Cromer Forest-bed, received from Mr. Clement Reid, have just been identified by Professor AG Nathorst, ..."