Definition of Genus Pistacia
1. Noun. A dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Anacardiaceae, Family Anacardiaceae, Sumac Family
Member holonyms: Pistachio, Pistachio Tree, Pistacia Vera, Pistacia Terebinthus, Terebinth, Lentisk, Mastic, Mastic Tree, Pistacia Lentiscus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pistacia
Literary usage of Genus Pistacia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"I HE genus Pistacia is chiefly confined to western Asia, southern Europe, and northern Africa. The four principal species are the Pistacia vera or true ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"TURPENTINE THEE, the name given to some of f • species of trees belonging to the genus Pistacia. T . genus Pistacia belongs to the natural order ..."
3. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and by Samuel Rolles Driver, James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie (1900)
"While the Heb. on the one hand thus appropriated the term ¡03 to one species of the modern genus Pistacia, the Arabs, on the other, ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Pistacia with five existing Mediterannean species and one each in eastern Asia and Mexico has about fifteen known fossil species the oldest, ..."
5. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"... of our roadside sumachs, as is also the turpentine tree of southern Europe. They belong to the genus Pistacia, and are both commercially important. ..."
6. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"Pistacia Galls—The genus Pistacia, which belongs to the same order as Rhus, is very liable to the attacks of Aphis, which produce upon its leaves and ..."