Definition of Genus Euonymus
1. Noun. Widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Celastraceae, Family Celastraceae, Spindle-tree Family, Staff-tree Family
Member holonyms: Spindle Tree, Spindleberry, Spindleberry Tree, Burning Bush, Euonymus Atropurpureus, Wahoo, Euonymus Americanus, Strawberry Bush, Wahoo, Euonymus Fortunei Radicans, Euonymus Radicans Vegetus, Evergreen Bittersweet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Euonymus
Literary usage of Genus Euonymus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Familiar Trees by George Simonds Boulger (1907)
"Our species is one of about forty belonging to the genus Euonymus, which with thirty-nine other small ... The genus Euonymus derives its flattering name, ..."
2. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"The fruit is not known ; hence the species may not be of the genus .Euonymus. (Dec. Prod., ii. p. 4.) • 5. ..."
3. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"... broad-leaved species of the same genus (euonymus latifolius'), the arillus, which is of an orange colour, envelopes and conceals the seed on all sides. ..."
4. Forestry and Forest Products: Prize Essays of the Edinburgh International by John Rattray, Hugh Robert Mill (1885)
"... made about ten inches long, and are inserted in rows one foot apart, one inch of the cutting being left above ground. THE SPINDLE-TREE—genus Euonymus, ..."
5. Trees, Shrubs and Vines of the Northeastern United States by Howard Elmore Parkhurst (1903)
"The prominent feature of the genus Euonymus is its bright red pods, which so envelop the plant in autumn as to give it the apt name of burning-bush. ..."