Definition of Genus Polianthes

1. Noun. Genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like flowers; Mexico; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae.

Exact synonyms: Polianthes
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Agavaceae, Agave Family, Family Agavaceae, Sisal Family
Member holonyms: Polianthes Tuberosa, Tuberose

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polianthes

genus Pluvianus
genus Poa
genus Podalyria
genus Podargus
genus Podiceps
genus Podilymbus
genus Podocarpus
genus Podophyllum
genus Poecilocapsus
genus Poecilogale
genus Poephila
genus Pogonia
genus Pogostemon
genus Polanisia
genus Polemonium
genus Polianthes (current term)
genus Polioptila
genus Polistes
genus Pollachius
genus Polyangium
genus Polyborus
genus Polybotria
genus Polybotrya
genus Polycirrus
genus Polydactylus
genus Polyergus
genus Polygala
genus Polygonatum
genus Polygonia
genus Polygonum

Literary usage of Genus Polianthes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"E. genus Polianthes POLIANTHES (Greek, polios, white or bright, and anthos, a flower). A single-species genus, consisting of the well-known Tuberose, ..."

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