Definition of Erysimum
1. Noun. Large genus of annual or perennial herbs some grown for their flowers and some for their attractive evergreen leaves; Old World and North America.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Wallflower, Prairie Rocket, Cheiranthus Allionii, Erysimum Allionii, Siberian Wall Flower, Cheiranthus Asperus, Erysimum Arkansanum, Erysimum Asperum, Western Wall Flower, Erysimum Cheiranthoides, Wormseed Mustard
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erysimum
Literary usage of Erysimum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"On the Occurrence of erysimum orientale under peculiar circumstances at Edinburgh. ... erysimum ..."
2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"Sesame" comes from India, where they extract an oil from it; the colour of its grain is white. Similar in appearance to this is the erysimum of Asia and ..."
3. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"Seeds of this weed (erysimum orientate R. Br.) occur in rape seed from both Europe and India. They are dull brown, and have a nearly smooth ..."
4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"erysimum L. Sp. Pl. 660. 1753. Annual or biennial, mainly erect and branching ... erysimum asperum var. inconspicuum S. Wats. Bot. King's Exp. 24. 1871. ..."