Definition of Genus Corchorus
1. Noun. Widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Tiliaceae, Linden Family, Tiliaceae
Member holonyms: Corchorus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Corchorus
Literary usage of Genus Corchorus
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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1880)
"ute is the product of two very distinct plants, both of which are common in almost every part of India. The genus Corchorus includes six species of ..."
2. A Statistical Account of Bengal by William Wilson Hunter, Herbert Hope Risley, Hermann Michael Kisch (1875)
"... of which yields fibre; but of these, the genus corchorus is the most remarkable as including six different species of valuable fibre- producing plants. ..."
3. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"Family TILIACEAE Genus CORCHORUS CORCHORUS OLITORIUS Linn. PASAU or JUTE. A description of this species and its local names are given in the bulletin on ..."
4. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"... or some allied species of that genus. Corchorus differs from Triumfetta in having its fruit in the form of a 2 to 5-celled capsule, ..."
5. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1850)
"Of the genus Corchorus, thirty-six species are enumerated by authors, chiefly inhabitants of the tropics ..."