Definition of Genus Ononis
1. Noun. Genus of European subshrubs or herbs having pink or purple or yellow solitary or clustered flowers: restharrow.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Ononis Repens, Rest-harrow, Restharrow, Ononis Spinosa, Rest-harrow, Restharrow
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ononis
Literary usage of Genus Ononis
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1. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"Best-harrow (genus Ononis). 23. To this genus belongs Rest-harrow (Ononis spinosa L.), a shrubby weed common in many districts, and difficult to exterminate ..."
2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1879)
"... a permanent resident ; it should be sought for on banks with a slope to the south, where any species of the genus Ononis grows in profusion ; it might ! ..."
3. The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Whole Language by John Walker (1904)
"To har'nw To break clods with the harrow, va Sest-har'row A prickly plant of the genus ononis, я far'roto A litter of ..."