Definition of Lycium
1. Noun. Deciduous and evergreen shrubs often spiny; cosmopolitan in temperate and subtropical regions.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Solanaceae, Potato Family, Solanaceae
Member holonyms: Boxthorn, Matrimony Vine, Christmas Berry, Christmasberry, Lycium Carolinianum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lycium
Literary usage of Lycium
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 (1859)
"Lycium. Lycium, — so called because the original species was a native of Lycia. Lycium barbarum. — Willow-leaved Lycium. ..."
2. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1808)
"An Illustration of the Species of Lycium which grow wild at the Cape of Good Hope. By Sir Charles Peter Thunberg, Knight of the Order of Wasa, Professor of ..."
3. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"There are large and handsome plants, on a wall, in the Chelsea Botanic Garden, which were uninjured by the winter of 1637-8. Other Species of Lycium. ..."
4. Pharmacographia by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanbury (1874)
"History—The medical practitioners of ancient Greece and Italy made use of a substance called Lycium (Kv/ciov) of which the best kind was brought from India. ..."