Definition of Genus brodiaea
1. Noun. Genus of western United States bulbous plants with basal leaves and variously colored flowers; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae.
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Brodiaea, Brodiaea Elegans, Elegant Brodiaea
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Brodiaea
Literary usage of Genus brodiaea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany by James Edward Smith (1814)
"... 4 * 1 have lately, in a paper to the Linnaean Society, named thts genus Brodiaea in honour of James Brodie, Esq. FLS See TV, Hf Linn. Soc,v. ..."
2. An introduction to botany by John Lindley (1835)
"... particularly N. poeticus, to produce abortive anthers on the margin of the lobes of the cup; and, thirdly, by the genus Brodiaea and its allies. ..."
3. Register by University of California, Berkeley, California, University (1916)
"Thesis: A study of the genus Brodiaea. Waldo Las.alle Schmitt Zoology Washington, DCBS (George Washington ..."