Definition of Genus Zigadenus
1. Noun. Genus of mostly North American poisonous plants; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Death Camas, Zigadene, Alkali Grass, Zigadenus Elegans, White Camas, Zigadenus Glaucus, Poison Camas, Zigadenus Nuttalli, Grassy Death Camas, Zigadenus Venenosus, Zigadenus Venenosus Gramineus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Zigadenus
Literary usage of Genus Zigadenus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and by Joseph Henry, Spencer Fullerton Baird, United States War Dept, United States Army. Corps of Engineers (1856)
"Near Amianthium Nuttallii of Gray, who now refers that plant to that section of the genus Zigadenus, which has the gland, of the perianth obscure. ..."