Definition of Genus Cecropia
1. Noun. Large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning; milky juice yields caoutchouc.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Cecropiaceae, Family Cecropiaceae
Member holonyms: Cecropia Peltata, Imbauba, Snake Wood, Trumpet Tree, Trumpet-wood, Trumpetwood
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cecropia
Literary usage of Genus Cecropia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... none have hitherto been so thoroughly investigated in all respects as some species of the genus Cecropia, ..."
2. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder, Dukinfield Henry Scott (1908)
"The genus Cecropia has vertically transcurrent veins (Richter). A noteworthy feature is the occurrence of clustered crystals in the integumentary tissue. ..."
3. Evolution and Animal Life: An Elementary Discussion of Facts, Processes by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"... or so-called candelabra trees, species of the genus Cecropia, which well deserve their name, 'candelabra,' from the curious appearance given them by the ..."
4. Popular Science Monthly (1912)
"A very common and wide-spread member of the tropical American flora is the genus Cecropia, whose slender branches and big palmate leaves occur everywhere. ..."
5. The Empire of Brazil at the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia by Brazil (1876)
"... of the genus Cecropia, and other trees. All these edentates are considered as good eating, but the flesh of the armadillo is preferred. ..."