Definition of Cucurbita
1. Noun. Type genus of the Cucurbitaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Cucurbitaceae, Family Cucurbitaceae, Gourd Family
Member holonyms: Autumn Pumpkin, Cucurbita Pepo, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Vine, Squash, Squash Vine, Cucurbita Pepo Melopepo, Summer Squash, Summer Squash Vine, Winter Squash, Winter Squash Plant, Cucurbita Maxima, Hubbard Squash, Cucurbita Maxima Turbaniformis, Turban Squash, Buttercup Squash, Buffalo Gourd, Calabazilla, Cucurbita Foetidissima, Missouri Gourd, Prairie Gourd, Prairie Gourd Vine, Wild Pumpkin
Terms within: Cucurbita Argyrosperma, Cucurbita Mixta, Cushaw
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cucurbita
Literary usage of Cucurbita
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"These forms our author reduces to six species, and the alimentary sorts in cultivation to three, namely, Cucurbita maxima, C. Pepo, and C. moschata. ..."
2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"The «eeds of this plant, Pepo (Ph. US), as well as those of Cucurbita lagenaria, ... composed of rings which resemble the seeds of the gourd,—cucurbita. ..."
3. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1880)
"Cucurbita Pepo, Linne. The Pumpkin and Vegetable Marrow. Countries on the Caspian Sea. Its naturalisation in the desert would be a boon. ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1900)
"RADIATE STRUCTURE OF THE WILD GOURD (Cucurbita FOETIDISSIMA). ... plains none is more uniquely conspicuous in time of drouth than the wild gourd, Cucurbita ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1852)
"... AND WATERMELON (Cucurbita citrullus). By JH SALISBURY, MD, of Albany. THE varieties examined were the Nutmeg Muskmelon and the Long Red-flesh Watermelon ..."
6. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"Having an arrangement of parts as in the Genus Cucurbita. ... A doubtful alkaloid of the tetti* of the pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo. Cucurbit! nus. ..."