Definition of Echium

1. Noun. A genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Echium
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Borage Family, Boraginaceae, Family Boraginaceae
Member holonyms: Blue Devil, Blue Thistle, Blueweed, Echium Vulgare, Viper's Bugloss



Definition of Echium

1. Noun. (botany) Any member of the genus ''Echium'' of flowering plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Echium

echinodermatous
echinoderms
echinoid
echinoidea
echinoids
echinomycin
echinosis
echinostoma
echinostomatidae
echinostomiasis
echinozoa
echinulate
echinus
echinuses
echistatin
echium (current term)
echiums
echiuran
echiurans
echiurid
echiuroid
echiuroidea
echiuroids
echo
echo-free
echo-planar imaging
echo beat
echo boomer
echo chamber
echo chambers

Literary usage of Echium

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

1. A Botanical Materia Medica by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"I. echium vulgar*. Stamina mostly longer than the corolla. Stem hispid. ... 1107, root and radical leaves. Native of Europe from Italy to Sweden. echium ..."

2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"... as an old plant that is highly worthy of extensive cultivation. It is somewhat singular, that of the numerous species of echium which have ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"Thin greenish oil, having a peculiar, but not disagreeable, odour : it is not poisonous. (Buchner, Repert. 53, 299.) 5. Ferment-oil of echium ..."

4. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"echium, Viper's ... Z. echium majus Í5" offertes, flare alba. С. В. Great rough Viper's ..."

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