Definition of Exacum
1. Noun. Genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants: especially Persian violets.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Gentianaceae, Gentian Family, Gentianaceae
Member holonyms: Exacum Affine, Persian Violet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exacum
Literary usage of Exacum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"... Grisebach and S. multiflora, Dalzell, besides species of exacum and Andrographis. All come from the cooler uplands. ..."
2. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... giving off two or three rootlets, covered with a whitish- brown epidermis, when dry wrinkled longitudinally, white internally, and brittle. exacum ..."
3. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"... and exacum filiforme grew in the dry ditches which bound the road ... perhaps not differing specifically from M. spicatum ; exacum ..."