Definition of Asphodeline
1. Noun. Genus of rhizomatous perennial or biennial herbs with numerous sometimes fragrant flowers in long cylindrical racemes; Mediterranean region to Caucasus; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Jacob's Rod, Asphodeline Lutea, King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asphodeline
Literary usage of Asphodeline
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"See Asphodeline and Asphodelus. Asphodeline (name modified from Asphodelus). ... In 1830, Reichenbach made the new genus Asphodeline for ..."
2. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"A. luteus is synonymous with Asphodeline lútea. Asphodel (Asphodelus).—The name is also applied to Narcissus poeticus in some parts of the country. ..."
3. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"A. creticus, the Cretan Asphodel, has yellow flowers, and is an easily cultivated border plant. Asphodeline. ... delus are leafless, while in Asphodeline ..."
4. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"... delus are leafless, while in Asphodeline the leaves are produced on erect stems. About six kinds are in cultivation, the best-known being A. lútea, ..."