Definition of Shortia

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Shortia; evergreen perennial herbs with smooth leathery basal leaves and showy white solitary flowers.

Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Shortia
Specialized synonyms: Oconee Bells, Shortia Galacifolia



Definition of Shortia

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Shortia Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortia

shorthair
shorthaired
shorthairs
shorthand
shorthand typist
shorthanded
shorthandedly
shorthands
shorthead
shortheads
shorthold
shorthorn
shorthorn sculpin
shorthorn sculpins
shorthorns
shortia (current term)
shortias
shortie
shorties
shorting
shortish
shortite
shortleaf
shortleaf pine
shortleaf yellow pine
shortlist
shortlisted
shortlistee
shortlistees
shortlisting

Literary usage of Shortia

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"For the successful culture of shortia humus and leaf-mold seem to be absolutely required, ... In England shortia is often grown successfully as a pot-plant, ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"shortia, like most plants considered rare, is really not BO rare as local, ... For the successful culture of shortia, humus and leaf-mold seem to be ..."

3. Some American Medical Botanists Commemorated in Our Botanical Nomenclature by Howard Atwood Kelly (1914)
"The leaf was shortia. Professor Sargent had found it, just ninety-eight years after ... So the search for shortia ended. Through the further efforts of Mr. ..."

4. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"I can only say crown yourself with glory by discovering a habitat—the original habitat of shortia—which we will believe Michaux found near where the ..."

5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"shortia uniflora Maxim. 1. c. 16: 225. 1871. W. Wats, in Bot. Mag.//. 8166. 1907. ... shortia sinensis Hemsley, in Hook. Ic. PI. //. 2624.. 1899. ..."

6. The Carolina Mountains by Margaret Warner Morley (1913)
"Meantime Dr. Gray found a specimen almost identical with shortia in a collection of Japanese plants, which of course greatly increased his desire to find it ..."

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