Definition of Pieris
1. Noun. Decorative evergreen shrubs of woody vines.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Ericaceae, Family Ericaceae, Heath Family
Member holonyms: Andromeda, Japanese Andromeda, Lily-of-the-valley Tree, Pieris Japonica, Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda, Mountain Fetterbush, Pieris Floribunda
2. Noun. Type genus of the Pieridae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Pieridae, Pieridae
Member holonyms: Pieris Rapae, Small White, Large White, Pieris Brassicae, Cabbageworm, Pieris Rapae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pieris
Literary usage of Pieris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1909)
"LAST spring while Instructor of Biology at Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey, the opportunity came to me to breed the caterpillars of Pieris ..."
2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1891)
"Interesting variation of Pieris napi in Ireland. ... There is found in the Alps a well known and most striking dark variety of Pieris napi, ..."
3. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"Failing to recognize his description of it, I showed him the drawer containing the Pieris, when he at once pointed to the female of protodice (see fig. ..."
4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1894)
"34, it would appear that the larva of Pieris protodice and that of ... In spite of the similarity of the larva of Pieris to that of Anthocharis as mentioned ..."
5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1871)
"E. White; 11, Clarendon Plaee, Folkestone Road, Dover. Pieris ... the well- known naturalist of Brighton, informs me of the capture of a specimen of Pieris ..."