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.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cecropia

genus Catalpa
genus Catananche
genus Catasetum
genus Catha
genus Catharacta
genus Catharanthus
genus Cathartes
genus Cathaya
genus Catoptrophorus
genus Catostomus
genus Cattleya
genus Caulophyllum
genus Cavia
genus Cebuella
genus Cebus
genus Cecropia (current term)
genus Cedrela
genus Cedrus
genus Ceiba
genus Celastrus
genus Celosia
genus Celtis
genus Cenchrus
genus Centaurea
genus Centaurium
genus Centranthus
genus Centrocercus
genus Centrolobium
genus Centropomus
genus Centropristis

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. ..."

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