Definition of Genus Zygophyllum
1. Noun. Usually tropical herbs or shrubs having ill-smelling foliage and flower buds that are used as capers: bean capers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Bean-caper Family, Family Zygophyllaceae, Zygophyllaceae
Member holonyms: Bean Caper, Syrian Bean Caper, Zygophyllum Fabago
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Zygophyllum
Literary usage of Genus Zygophyllum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1900)
"The genus Zygophyllum had occupied my attention during last spring, for I noted in the preceding year various forms which seemed to me different from those ..."
2. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1831)
"... 3-4ths are claimed by the genus Zygophyllum. But the Leguminosa present the most striking instance of this, for 3-4ths of the species in this very ..."