Definition of Genus Mercurialis
1. Noun. A genus of slender herbs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Euphorbiaceae, Family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Member holonyms: Boys-and-girls, Herb Mercury, Herbs Mercury, Mercurialis Annua, Dog Mercury, Dog's Mercury, Mercurialis Perennis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mercurialis
Literary usage of Genus Mercurialis
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1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"In the Dog's Mercury, especially in the perennial species of the genus (Mercurialis ovata and perennis) which grow in small clumps in the •depths of our ..."
2. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"A plant of the genus Mercurialis, the M. perennis. DOG'S'-TONGUE.n. Aplant; hound's- tongue. DOG'-WHELK, TI. The name given by fishermen to the Nassa ..."