Definition of Tephrosia

1. Noun. Genus of tropical and subtropical herbs or shrubs: hoary peas.

Exact synonyms: Genus Tephrosia
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Hoary Pea



Definition of Tephrosia

1. n. A genus of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs, mostly found in tropical countries, a few herbaceous species being North American. The foliage is often ashy-pubescent, whence the name.

Definition of Tephrosia

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Tephrosia'' of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tephrosia

1. A genus of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs, mostly found in tropical countries, a few herbaceous species being North American. The foliage is often ashy-pubescent, whence the name. The Tephrosia toxicaria is used in the West Indies and in Polynesia for stupefying fish. T. Purpurea is used medicinally in the East Indies. T. Virginia is the goat's rue of the United States. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Ash-coloured, from ashes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tephrosia

tepefaction
tepefied
tepefies
tepefy
tepefying
tephra
tephramancy
tephras
tephrite
tephrites
tephritic
tephritid
tephritids
tephroite
tephromalacia
tephrosia (current term)
tephrosias
tephrosin
tephrylometer
tepid
tepidaria
tepidarium
tepidariums
tepider
tepidest
tepidities
tepidity
tepidly
tepidness
tepidnesses

Literary usage of Tephrosia

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1. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"The tephrosia Tangle. ... my eye in turning over the pages of Borkhausen, synonymic intricacies of the " tephrosia question," through certain the accredited ..."

2. A Manual of organic materia medica by John Michael Maisch (1890)
"tephrosia leaflet. It should be free from stalks and legumes, ... have occasionally been mixed with senna; also the emarginate leaflets of tephrosia ..."

3. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1907)
"... F. ; and there were specimens on each boundary line about which he found it difficult to decide.—Mr. H. Langley showed dark specimens of tephrosia ..."

4. Experimental zoology by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1907)
"The explanation of the transference to the male of the female character is not apparent. Experiments -with tephrosia A series of hybridizing experiments ..."

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