Definition of Schinus
1. Noun. Genus of evergreen shrubs and trees of tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America and Canary Islands and China.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Anacardiaceae, Family Anacardiaceae, Sumac Family
Member holonyms: Aroeira Blanca, Schinus Chichita, Molle, Pepper Tree, Peruvian Mastic Tree, Schinus Molle, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Schinus Terebinthifolius
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Literary usage of Schinus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"schinus molle. AT. 0. Anacardiaceae. Tincture of the berries. ... Allen says schinus is an evergreen shrub, native of Mexico and South America, ..."
2. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"schinus molle. N. 0. Anacardiaceae. Tincture of the berries. ... Allen says schinus is an evergreen shrub, native of Mexico and South America, ..."
3. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1878)
"Inflammation of the mucous membrane, attended by loss of appetite and headache,1b. schinus molle, Linn. schinus. ..."
4. The Natural & Moral History of the Indies by José de Acosta (1880)
"... even as did the antient Gentiles, as some writers of those times doe report. i schinus Molle. See my translation of G. de la Vega, i, 187; and ii, 364, ..."
5. The Skies and Weather-forecasts of Aratus by Aratus (1880)
"The scanty data which we possess about the characters of schinus seem about equally satisfied by the Hyacinth squill, Scilla hyacinthoides, and by Muscari, ..."