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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cheiranthus
Literary usage of Genus cheiranthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."