Definition of Schizanthus

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowers.

Exact synonyms: Butterfly Flower, Poor Man's Orchid
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Schizanthus



Definition of Schizanthus

1. Noun. Any of several flowering plants of the genus ''Schizanthus'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schizanthus

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schistosomiasis haematobium
schistosomiasis japonica
schistosomiasis mansoni
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schistosternia
schistous
schists
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schizandra
schizanthus (current term)
schizaxon
schizencephalic
schizier
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schizo-affective
schizo-affective psychosis
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schizoanalysis
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Literary usage of Schizanthus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1856)
"schizanthus, from Greek words to cut, and a flower, in allusion to the numerous ... schizanthus pinnatus,—Pinnate-leaved schizanthus,—is one of the most ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1862)
"The schizanthus, Asters, Zinnia, and Balsams must not be grown in close masses; the others may or not, as suits the taste. ..."

3. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"Hypocotyl mostly subterranean, glabrous, terete, colourless in the lower half, purple above, 1-5 cm. long. FIo. 548.—schizanthus retusus. Nat. size. ..."

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