Definition of Genus Lactuca
1. Noun. An herb with milky juice: lettuce; prickly lettuce.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Lettuce, Common Lettuce, Garden Lettuce, Lactuca Sativa, Cos Lettuce, Lactuca Sativa Longifolia, Romaine Lettuce, Head Lettuce, Lactuca Sativa Capitata
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lactuca
Literary usage of Genus Lactuca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Spicilegium Neilgherrense, Or, a Selection of Neilgherry Plants: Drawn and by Robert Wight (1851)
"The one here figured I have added by removing it from the genus Lactuca in which he had, perhaps through oversight, erroneously placed it, as it certainly ..."
2. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus Lactuca (Lettuce) L. Canadensis (Wild L.); L. san- guinea (Wood or Red L.). Medical properties: Narcotic, anodyne, hypnotic, diuretic, diaphoretic, ..."
3. The Visitor, Or, Monthly Instructor by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1844)
"Of the genus lactuca, two species are usually classed among narcotic poisons. Three drachms of the extract of the lactuca virosa given to a dog by Orfila ..."
4. Swedish Catalogue ...: International Exhibition, 1876. Philadelphia by Elis Sidenbladh (1876)
"Salad is obtained from the following plants : (a) genus Lactuca, namely: (i) The Leaf Salad, which is made use of in autumn and winter ; Cabbage Salad (of ..."
5. Agricultural Botany: An Enumeration and Description of Useful Plants and by William Darlington (1847)
"Lactescent, milky ; containing a milk CEAE, typified by the genus Lactuca or Lettuce. Lamellae. The plates or gills (Hyme ..."