Definition of Batis
1. Noun. Small genus of plants constituting the family Batidaceae: low straggling dioecious shrubs.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Batidaceae, Family Batidaceae, Saltwort Family
Member holonyms: Batis Maritima, Saltwort
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Literary usage of Batis
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)
"THE batis, TWO VARIETIES OJ IT. THE MEADOW PARSNIP. THE HOP. We now come to the plants which grow spontaneously, and which are employed as an aliment hy ..."
2. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1892)
"... but in the large R. batis, the organ may exceed two feet in length. The other drawings represent single muscle-fibres in successive stages of transition ..."
3. A History of Greece by George Grote (1856)
"... the eunuch Juns"fn, batis ; who, having manifested the greatest energy e0^nor'e and valour, was taken severely wounded, yet still batis- who alive. ..."
4. A Course of Instruction in Zootomy (vertebrata.) by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1906)
"Raja batis. The urinogenital organs of the male (one- third nat. size). ap, abdominal pore: cl, cloaca : epd, epididymis : ir, inter-renal body : k, ..."
5. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1897)
"... little from the European form are likewise met with in India, and in North America as far south as Mexico. THE PEACH-BLOSSOM MOTH. THYATIRA batis. ..."