Definition of Comptonia
1. Noun. One species: sweet fern.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Myricaceae, Myricaceae, Wax-myrtle Family
Member holonyms: Comptonia Asplenifolia, Comptonia Peregrina, Sweet Fern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comptonia
Literary usage of Comptonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"Myrica latiloba Heer= juvenile comptonia leaves. Myrica macroloba Web. & \\ess. ... Berry. in part <comptonia laciniata Ung. Myrica (C.) vindobonensis Heer ..."
2. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"... were produced on plants of comptonia asplenifolia L. with ... on comptonia. These are the first successful inoculations with ..."
3. A Manual of organic materia medica by John Michael Maisch (1890)
"Done, 2 to 4 grams in decoction or fluid extract. comptonia.—SWEET FERN. Griffin. ... comptonia leaves, upper and lower surface. Constituents. ..."
4. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"The plant and especially the leaves and tops of comptonia asplenifolia, ... (Myrica asplenifolia, Linné; Myrica comptonia, ..."
5. A Synopsis of lectures on medical science: Embracing the Principles of by Alva Curtis (1858)
"comptonia—ASPLENIFOLIA.—(Stetti Fern.) Properties.—It is said to be mildly astringent, stimulant and tonic, cephalic, balsamic, expectorant, ..."
6. Andorra Nurseries: Wm. Warner Harper, Proprietor, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia by William Warner Harper (1903)
"... comptonia С. asplenifolia. Sweet Fern. (VD} An attractive shrub with scented, fern-like foliage. Valuable as an undergrowth. Will grow in dry soil. ..."