Definition of Genus cheiranthus
1. Noun. Old World perennial plants grown for their showy flowers.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Cheiranthus Cheiri, Erysimum Cheiri, Wallflower, Prairie Rocket
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cheiranthus
Literary usage of Genus cheiranthus
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1. A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris (1855)
"The act by which a person moves from place to place by means of a succession of steps. WALL-FLOWER. A plant of the genus Cheiranthus. WALL-PELL'ITORY. ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... was applied to the carnation, but now-a-days it usually refers to several cruciferous plants of the genus Cheiranthus and Matthiola. CLUB MOSS. ..."
3. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"... which were formerly included in the genus Cheiranthus, but which have been separated by Dr. Brown on account of a slight difference in tue shape of the ..."