Definition of Fouquieria splendens

1. Noun. Desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers.

Exact synonyms: Coachwhip, Jacob's Staff, Ocotillo, Vine Cactus
Generic synonyms: Candlewood
Group relationships: Fouquieria, Genus Fouquieria

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fouquieria Splendens

Foucault's pendulum
Foucault current
Foucault pendulum
Fouchet's reagent
Fouchet's stain
Foule Mudammas
Foulness Island
Founding Father
Founding Fathers
Fountain of Youth
Fouquieria columnaris
Fouquieria splendens (current term)
Four Hundred
Fourier cosine series
Fourier series
Fourier sine series
Fourier transfer
Fourier transform
Fourier transforms

Literary usage of Fouquieria splendens

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

1. Studies in Plant and Organic Chemistry: And Literary Papers by Helen Cecilia De Silver Abbott Michael (1907)
"... are found numerous references to Fouquieria splendens. No region of equal extent presents more marked illustrations of the relations of the vegetation ..."

2. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1885)
"PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE BARK OF Fouquieria splendens. By HELEN C. DE S. ABBOTT, Philadelphia, Pa. IN the published proceedings of the Mexican Boundary ..."

3. The Physiology of Stomata by Francis Ernest Lloyd (1908)
"The material which has been used has been obtained chiefly from two plants, the ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens, plates 1 and 2) and a showy desert verbena ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"... weight on drying the shoots after wetting is considerably more rapid than the preceding gain by absorption. TABLE XL Fouquieria splendens. January ico¬°. ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1913)
"Fouquieria splendens Fouquieria splendens is a spinose perennial whose interest in the present connection, as already indicated, lies in the fact that its ..."

6. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1902)
"Diagram of transverse section through petiole of Fouquieria splendens, near base. FIG. 8. Diagram of transverse section through petiole of Fouquieria ..."

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