Definition of Genus Acalypha
1. Noun. A genus of herbs and shrubs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Euphorbiaceae, Family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Member holonyms: Acalypha Virginica, Three-seeded Mercury
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acalypha
Literary usage of Genus Acalypha
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... genus Acalypha ACALYPHA (the classical name used by Hippocrates for the Nettle). A genus of about two hundred and twenty species of annual or perennial ..."
2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The plant is now placed in the genus ACALYPHA : which see. [А. А. В.] CAUCALIS. A genus of umbelliferous plants distinguished by its oblong fruit, ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"The letter С marks the point where the vessel to be exhausted is attached. mercury, a plant of the genus Acalypha, of the same family as ..."
4. Flora Indica, Or, Descriptions of Indian Plants by William Roxburgh (1832)
"Embryo inverse, as in the genus. ACALYPHA. Schreb.gen. N. 1461. Male calyx from three to four-leaved. Corol none. Stigmas from eight to sixteen. ..."