Definition of Cercis

1. Noun. Deciduous shrubs and trees of eastern Asia, southern Europe and the United States.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cercis
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Circis Siliquastrum, Judas Tree, Love Tree



Definition of Cercis

1. a shrub [n -CISES] - See also: shrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cercis

Ceratopteris pteridioides
Ceratopteris thalictroides
Ceratostomataceae
Ceratostomella
Ceratostomella ulmi
Ceratotherium
Ceratotherium simum
Cerberean
Cerberian
Cerberus
Cercidiphyllaceae
Cercidiphyllum
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Cercidium
Cercidium floridum
Cercis (current term)
Cercis canadenis
Cercis occidentalis
Cercomonas
Cercopidae
Cercopithecoidea
Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus
Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus
Cercopithecus talapoin
Cercospora
Cercospora kopkei
Cercosporella
Cerean
Cereans
Cerenkov

Literary usage of Cercis

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

1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"[HE genus Cercis comprises two species of deciduous trees, of the third rank, ... The Cercis siliquastrum is indigenous to the south of France. ..."

2. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"Genus Cercis, Linn. The genus Cercis, including seven species of shrubs and trees, is distributed in Asia, Europe and America. We have two tree forms and ..."

3. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"... and, unless special pains is taken to dislodge them early in the season, the tree, for ornamental purposes, is utterly spoiled. Cercis. ..."

4. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1851)
"THE JUDAS TREE, (Cercis canadensis.) This is one of the most beautiful low growing ornamental trees, attaining the height of twenty feet, ..."

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