Definition of Parthenium
1. Noun. Small genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Guayule, Parthenium Argentatum, Bastard Feverfew, Parthenium Hysterophorus, American Feverfew, Parthenium Integrifolium, Prairie Dock, Wild Quinine
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Literary usage of Parthenium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"Hence it is that it was first called " parthenium,"14 and was consecrated to that goddess. It is this slave of whom there is a famous statue in molten ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1916)
"FE Lloyd referred to the writer for study and description a Parthenium which he believed should be segregated from Parthenium argentatum, the rubber-plant ..."
3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1822)
"Kew. ed. alt. 5. p. 180. mild. Sp. PI. 3. p. 2385. Parthenium foliis ... The Parthenium Hysterophorus, though cultivated by PHILIP MILLER in 1728, ..."
4. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1816)
"... Caverns of Inkerman —Mephitic Air—Cippus of Theagenes—Antient Geography, and Antiquities of the Minor Peninsula — EUPATORIUM CHERSONESUS Parthenium of ..."
5. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1823)
"... and Antiquities of the Minor Peninsula — EUPATORIUM CHERSONESUS Parthenium of ... Parthenium ..."
6. Observations Upon the Peloponnesus and Greek Islands, Made in 1829 by Rufus Anderson (1830)
"... of Lerna—Cross mount Parthenium into the province of ARCADIA. CORINTH is situated on the verge of a plain somewhat elevated, and at a little distance ..."