Definition of Frasera
1. Noun. Genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Gentianaceae, Gentian Family, Gentianaceae
Member holonyms: American Columbo, American Gentian, Columbo, Deer's-ear, Deer's-ears, Pyramid Plant, Frasera Speciosa, Green Gentian, Swertia Speciosa
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Literary usage of Frasera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1832)
"Frasera. Calyx, deeply 4-parted. Corolla, 4-parted, spreading; segments oval, with a bearded ... Frasera carolinensis.—Walter. F. Walteri. Mich. Pursh. ..."
2. Notes on Pharmacognosy by Otto Augustus Wall (1902)
"... a drug consisting to any undue extent of the wood-bundles should be rejected. Frasera. y. Frasera, American Colombo, American Gentian. ..."
3. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"Frasera. Corolla-lobes imbricated in the bud : stem-leaves mere scales. Calyx of 2 sepals : corolla-lobes relatively short. 5. ..."
4. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1851)
"As early as 1584, they seem to have been visited, and to have enjoyed much reputation in the 17th century, after which they sunk in repute. Frasera ..."