Definition of Genus Acer
1. Noun. Type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Aceraceae, Family Aceraceae, Maple Family
Member holonyms: Maple
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acer
Literary usage of Genus Acer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"The genus Acer is confined to Europe, North America, northern India, and to southern Russia, in Asia. The ancients held the maple in great esteem ..."
2. Introduction to Botany by William Chase Stevens (1902)
"Now read the description of the genus, Acer, and of the species under it, and determine to which ..."
3. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1841)
"Of the genus Acer, one species maybe compared with Acer cum post re, another with Acer pseudoplatanus; but the most frequent species, ..."
4. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"... with only 1 species, about 70 species, all of which are included in the genus Acer, and distributed with a few exceptions in the northern hemisphere. ..."
5. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"Mr. Hodgson, in his Nagasaki, p 342-3, gives the following as the species of the genus Acer, growing in Japan, ..."