Definition of Dictamnus

1. Noun. A dicotyledonous genus of the family Rutaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dictamnus
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Rutaceae, Rue Family, Rutaceae



Definition of Dictamnus

1. n. A suffrutescent, D. Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.

Definition of Dictamnus

1. Noun. (botany) A suffrutescent plant, ''Dictamnus fraxinella'' (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Dictamnus

1. A suffrutescent, D. Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable. Origin: L. See Dittany. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dictamnus

dicrocoeliosis
dicrocoelium
dicrotal
dicrotic
dicrotic notch
dicrotic pulse
dicrotic wave
dicrotism
dicrotisms
dicrotophos
dict
dicta
dicta-
dictamen
dictamens
dictamnus (current term)
dictamnuses
dictaphone
dictaphones
dictate
dictated
dictated but not read
dictates
dictating
dictation
dictation machine
dictation machines
dictational
dictations
dictator

Literary usage of Dictamnus

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1. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"... double flowers on spikes often two feet long. These plants grow four to five feet high, and flower throughout the summer and fall. OAS PLANT. (dictamnus ..."

2. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"O. dictamnus (Dittany of Crete) is a pretty plant, somewhat tender, and best grown under glass rather than in the open air, though during mild winters it ..."

3. Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers by William Sutherland (1871)
"dictamnus albus.—-The stems rise stout and erect about 2 feet high; the leaves are pinnate, with small oval leaflets clothing the stems from the root ..."

4. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... dictamnus albus — i. de Crete, Origanum dictamnus. DICTAM'NUS ALBUS, from dictamnus, a town in Crete ..."

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