Definition of Dirca
1. Noun. Deciduous shrub of North America: leatherwood.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Daphne Family, Family Thymelaeaceae, Thymelaeaceae
Member holonyms: Dirca Palustris, Leatherwood, Moose-wood, Moosewood, Ropebark, Wicopy
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dirca
Literary usage of Dirca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"Dirca. Dirca palustris.—Leather Wood.—This is a much branched shrub, from three to six feet high, found in wet, marshy, and shady places. ..."
2. Journal of Mycology by William Ashbrook Kellerman, Job Bicknell Ellis, Benjamin Matlack Everhart, United States Dept. of Agriculture. Section of Vegetable Pathology (1905)
"... and sown on Dirca palustris and Clematis Virginiana with no infection of the former and the most plentiful infection of the latter. ..."
3. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder, Dukinfield Henry Scott (1908)
"Bundles of narrow acicular or prismatic crystals in species of Dirca and Pimelea. V. Crystal-sand in species of Ovidia, Dais, Passerina, ..."