Definition of Darlingtonia

1. Noun. One species: California pitcher plant.




Definition of Darlingtonia

1. n. A genus of California pitcher plants consisting of a single species. The long tubular leaves are hooded at the top, and frequently contain many insects drowned in the secretion of the leaves.

Definition of Darlingtonia

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Darlingtonia'' of California pitcher plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Darlingtonia

1. A genus of California pitcher plants consisting of a single species. The long tubular leaves are hooded at the top, and frequently contain many insects drowned in the secretion of the leaves. Origin: NL. Named after Dr. William Darlington, a botanist of West Chester, Penn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Darlingtonia

darks
darksome
darksomely
darksomeness
darkwave
darkwaver
darkwavers
darky
darlin'
darling pea
darlingest
darlingly
darlingness
darlingnesses
darlings
darlingtonia (current term)
darlingtonias
darmstadtium
darn
darn tootin'
darn tooting
darn well
darnation
darnations
darndest
darndests
darned
darneder
darnedest
darnedests

Literary usage of Darlingtonia

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

1. Chapters in Modern Botany by Patrick Geddes (1893)
"CHAPTER I PITCHER PLANTS darlingtonia — Sarracenia—Origin of darlingtonia Pitchers—- Insect-Catching—Other Relations to Insects — Minute Structure of these ..."

2. Physiological Botany by George Lincoln Goodale (1885)
"But Burnett regarded the tubes as closely analogous to the stomachs of animals. Fto. 161. Pitcher of darlingtonia ..."

3. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1876)
"The stems of darlingtonia are generally marked with some ferruginous blotches, which are due to the presence of a small fungus, which ha« been examined by ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The darlingtonia grows at an altitude of 5000 feet on the Sierra Nevadas of ... Young leaves oí darlingtonia. small pot which was inverted into a larger pot ..."

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