Definition of Genus Pyrola
1. Noun. Short-stemmed perennial herbs of cool or temperate regions: wintergreen; shinleaf.
Group relationships: Family Pyrolaceae, Pyrolaceae, Wintergreen Family
Member holonyms: Pyrola, Wintergreen
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pyrola
Literary usage of Genus Pyrola
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1818)
"By Pursh and some other American botanists, this species and one other have been separated from the genus Pyrola, to constitute a new family by the name of ..."
2. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh (1824)
"A .Monograph of the genus Pyrola. By Mr DAVID DON, Librarian of the Linnean Society, ... The genus Pyrola, although far from being numerous in species, ..."
3. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1817)
"If the genus Pyrola were ever to be dismembered, it should be into at least four distinct genera, as follows; 1. Style declined, stigma annulate. ..."
4. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1821)
"... division of the genus Pyrola into Pyrola and Chimaphila, in these, and in other instances, that could be pointed out, Nuttall appears to us to have ..."
5. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"Medical properties : Astringent, genus Pyrola (Shin-leaf). P. rotundifolia (Round-leaved Pyrola); P. elliptica (Shin-leaf). Medical properties: Diuretic ..."
6. Medical Botany; Or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants ...by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, Gilbert Thomas Burnett by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1834)
"The genus Pyrola, as now constituted, comprises about 15 or 20 species, principally inhabiting northern countries, both in the new and old world. ..."