Definition of Seriphidium
1. Noun. Woody plants grown chiefly for their silver or grey and often aromatic foliage; formerly included in the genus Artemisia.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Artemisia Cana, Gray Sage, Grey Sage, Seriphidium Canum, Silver Sage, Silver Sagebrush, Artemisia Maritima, Sea Wormwood, Seriphidium Maritimum, Artemisia Tridentata, Big Sagebrush, Blue Sage, Seriphidium Tridentatum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seriphidium
Literary usage of Seriphidium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Seriphidium, Besser. The N. American species of this section are the true Sayc-bushes or Sage-brushes of the interior arid region. ..."
2. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"Artemisia! of the section Seriphidium assume great diversity of form:3 they have been the object of attentive study on the part of the Russian botanists ..."
3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"Artemisia; of the section Seriphidium assume great diversity of form ; they have been the object of attentive study on the part of the Russian botanists, ..."