Definition of Tribulus
1. Noun. Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs of warm regions.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Bean-caper Family, Family Zygophyllaceae, Zygophyllaceae
Member holonyms: Caltrop, Devil's Weed, Tribulus Terestris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tribulus
Literary usage of Tribulus
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)
"s1 " Dira res alibi." 33 These two plants have no affinity whatever with the one just mentioned. The first of these so-called varieties is the Tribulus ..."
2. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(Tribulus terrestris, Linn.) " Do men gather...figs of thistles? ... Some suppose that it is Tribulus terrestris, a plant which derives its name from the ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Tribulus BECOMES A TRIBULATION.—In the days when knighthood was in blossom, some ingenious blacksmith invented a devilish instrument called a caltrop which ..."
4. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1902)
"Tribulus MAXIMUS Linn. Sp. PL, 387. Merida, Feb'y 8, 1865; and March 3, 1865 (Sc/wil, 25, t)f). Tribulus TERRESTRIS ..."
5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1860)
"Prionotus tribulus. Cw. & Vol. iv. p. 08. pi. 74; Dekay, New York Fauna. Fishes, p. 43. pi. 70. f. 226 (bad). D. 10 | 12. ..."