Definition of Genus canavalia
1. Noun. Herbs or woody vines of mainly American tropics and subtropics.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Canavalia Ensiformis, Giant Stock Bean, Jack Bean, Wonder Bean, Canavalia Gladiata, Sword Bean
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Canavalia
Literary usage of Genus canavalia
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Canavalia is represented in the Wilcox by a fine species undoubtedly ancestral to the existing Canavalia obtusifolia (Lamarck) De Candolle, ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Allied to D. is the genus Canavalia, to which belong the SWORD BEANS of India. 0. gladiata, the commonly cultivated species, has pods two feet long. ..."
3. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"On the capacity for dispersal by currents of Colubrina oppositifolia. „ 53. On the genus Erythrina. ,, 54. On the genus Canavalia. „ 55. ..."
4. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"Allied to D. is the genus canavalia, to which belong the SWORD BEANS of India. C. gladiata, the commonly cultivated species, has pods 2 ft. long. ..."
5. Pamphlets on Forestry in Hawaii (1917)
"The genus Canavalia in Hawaii does not help to elucidate the problem. Though of very wide distribution, it possesses both littoral and inland species. ..."