Definition of Persea
1. Noun. Avocado.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Lauraceae, Lauraceae, Laurel Family
Member holonyms: Avocado, Avocado Tree, Persea Americana, Laurel-tree, Persea Borbonia, Red Bay
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persea
Literary usage of Persea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"... beautiful fruit tree, celebrated among the ancients, the persea, of the Greeks, ... of this conjecture, botanists have given the name of Laurus persea. ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A little later He teaches His Apostles the Our Father, probably somewhere on Mt. Olivet. On a subsequent missionary tour through Judea and Persea^He heals ..."
3. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"The Persea was sacred to her, as the Sycomore to ... appears to signify " Lady of the tree," and not exclusively " of the Persea;" the same being applied to ..."
4. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1876)
"LAURUS (Persea) PR^STENS Î, sp. nov. Leaf coriaceous, large, broadly lanceolate or ... By its nervation, this species is allied to Persea speciosa, Heer, ..."
5. A Smaller Scripture History: In Three Parts: Old Testament History by William Smith (1884)
"As he proceeded leisurely through Persea towards Jerusalem, ... To this progress through Persea should probably be referred those • John xi.53, 54. ..."