Definition of Conocarpus
1. Noun. Monotypic genus of tropical American trees: button tree.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Combretaceae, Combretum Family, Family Combretaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conocarpus
Literary usage of Conocarpus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1917)
"In the background, stretching above these two outer species, appears the silvery white and light green of the Avicennia and the conocarpus. ..."
2. Report by Dr. M.C. Cooke, on the Gums, Resins, Oleo-resins, and Resinous by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1874)
"... are mixed gums, containing a large proportion of what appears to be the gum of conocarpus ... conocarpus ..."
3. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck, Geographical Society of Baltimore (1905)
"conocarpus-MANGROVE FORMATION.—Here the growth is not dense and is ... Except near the lake shore, the growth is pure conocarpus, but on the water's edge is ..."