Definition of Artillery plant

1. Noun. Tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively.

Exact synonyms: Pilea Microphylla
Generic synonyms: Nettle
Group relationships: Genus Pilea, Pilea



Lexicographical Neighbors of Artillery Plant

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artificialized
artificializes
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artificially
artificially sweetened
artificialness
artificious
artilect
artilects
artilleries
artillerist
artillerists
artillery
artillery fire
artillery plant (current term)
artillery shell
artillery unit
artilleryman
artillerymen
artily
artiness
artinesses
artinite
artiodactyl
artiodactyl mammal
artiodactyla
artiodactyle
artiodactyles
artiodactylous

Literary usage of Artillery plant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"The artillery plant is seen in nearly every greenhouse, ... artillery plant.—Pilea serpyllifolia. (Left-hand spray about natural size) raceme spike-like, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The artillery plant is seen in nearly every greenhouse, but whether there is more than ... artillery plant-Pilea serpyllifolia. Separate spray natural size. ..."

3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1920)
"SHORTER NOTES THE PAPER MULBERRY (Broussonetia) AN "artillery plant. ... being often cultivated under the name "artillery plant" because of the curious ..."

4. Plant Studies: An Elementary Botany by John Merle Coulter (1900)
"An " artillery plant" common FIG. 126. The fruit of carrot, showing the grappling appendages.—After BEAL. in cultivation discharges its seeds with ..."

5. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture \ by Peter Henderson (1910)
"An extensive genus of annual or perennial herbaceous plants, most of which may be described as mere weeds. P. microphylla, known as the artillery plant (syn ..."

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