Definition of Desmodium

1. Noun. Beggarweed; tick trefoil.

Exact synonyms: Genus Desmodium
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Beggar Lice, Beggar's Lice, Tick Trefoil



Definition of Desmodium

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Desmodium'' of the flowering plant family ''Fabaceae'', containing mostly inconspicuous legumes but some with bright or large flowers. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desmodium

desmid
desmidian
desmids
desmin
desmine
desmines
desmins
desmitis
desmo-
desmobacteria
desmocalmin
desmocollin
desmocranium
desmocyte
desmocytes
desmodium (current term)
desmodiums
desmodont
desmodonts
desmodromic
desmodynia
desmogenous
desmoglein
desmogleins
desmognathous
desmography
desmoid
desmoid tumour
desmoids
desmolases

Literary usage of Desmodium

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1. Researches on Irritability of Plants by Jagadis Chandra Bose (1913)
"Action of light in renewing pulsation of desmodium . . 307 151. Response of desmodium leaflet, originally in a state of standstill 308 152. ..."

2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"desmodium Canadense DC. Hubbardston, and probably father N.; Flint; ... desmodium Illinoense A. Gray. University campus, Ann Arbor; White Pigeon, WJB; SW, ..."

3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1830)
"( ) desmodium DUBIUM. DOUBTFUL desmodium. ... desmodium dubium. Lindl. in Bot. Reg. t. 967. desmodium* dubium; foliis ..."

4. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"desmodium Canadense DC. Hubbardston, and probably father N.; Flint; Ann Arbor, ... desmodium Dillenii Darlington. Oak woods. Hubbardston; Flint; Macomb Co.; ..."

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