Definition of Genus Lathyrus
1. Noun. Genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Vetchling, Everlasting Pea, Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea, Lathyrus Latifolius, Perennial Pea, Beach Pea, Lathyrus Japonicus, Lathyrus Maritimus, Sea Pea, Black Pea, Lathyrus Niger, Grass Vetch, Grass Vetchling, Lathyrus Nissolia, Lathyrus Odoratus, Sweet Pea, Sweetpea, Lathyrus Palustris, Marsh Pea, Common Vetchling, Lathyrus Pratensis, Meadow Pea, Yellow Vetchling, Grass Pea, Indian Pea, Khesari, Lathyrus Sativus, Lathyrus Splendens, Pride Of California, Flat Pea, Lathyrus Sylvestris, Narrow-leaved Everlasting Pea, Lalthyrus Tingitanus, Tangier Pea, Tangier Peavine, Earth-nut Pea, Earthnut Pea, Heath Pea, Lathyrus Tuberosus, Tuberous Vetch, Lathyrus Vernus, Spring Vetch, Spring Vetchling
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lathyrus
Literary usage of Genus Lathyrus
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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"The genus Lathyrus, the wild pea, contains two abnormal and interesting species, in which the foliaceous organs give the plant an appearance very unlike its ..."
2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1897)
"... Holland, and this country. Louden gives chickling vetch as the common British name. Gesse is the French name for the genus lathyrus, and gesse ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The seeds of this plant are large, and might be used as food probably for animals. The genus Lathyrus is known by possessing a cam- ..."
4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"... 4, is a section of the flower ; 2, 3, and 4, of course, enlarged. SWEET PEAS Natural Order LEGUMINOSA. genus Lathyrus ..."
5. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"... Everlasting pea (genus Lathyrus), Lupins (genus Lupinus); and in gardens Scarlet Runner and Dwarf Kidney- Beans of the genus Phaseolus. 4. ..."