Definition of Genus Polianthes
1. Noun. Genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like flowers; Mexico; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Agavaceae, Agave Family, Family Agavaceae, Sisal Family
Member holonyms: Polianthes Tuberosa, Tuberose
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polianthes
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, ..."