Definition of Trapa bicornis
1. Noun. Water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs.
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Literary usage of Trapa bicornis
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1. Banking and Prices in China by Joseph Edkins (1905)
"Reeds, rushes, the trapa bicornis.f called ling by the Chinese, and the slips of the plant called ki-t'euj were also used. The cultivation of these plants ..."
2. An Historical and Descriptive Account of China: Its Ancient and Modern by Hugh Murray, John Crawfurd, Peter Gordon, Thomas Lynn, William Wallace, Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1836)
"trapa bicornis, T. Cochin-Chinensis. The Chinese have two varieties of Trapa bicornis, viz. the white and the red fruited. Their large nutritious seeds are ..."
3. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1817)
"trapa bicornis with green fruit. Hong leen kok. trapa bicornis, with red fruit. This and the preceding are annual aquatic plants, and much cultivated for ..."
4. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"... separated by rasping and washing, constitutes a sort of arrowroot, called by the Chinese 3jj[ to, Gaou-fun. ^j? Linf); Fruits of trapa bicornis, ..."
5. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1856)
"It is the Chinese trapa bicornis—the word is abridged from calcitrapa, the Latin name of a dangerous instrument furnished with four spines, ..."