Definition of Genus crescentia
1. Noun. A genus of tropical American trees of the family Bignoniaceae; has a short trunk and crooked limbs and drooping branches.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Bignoniaceae, Family Bignoniaceae
Member holonyms: Calabash, Calabash Tree, Crescentia Cujete
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Crescentia
Literary usage of Genus crescentia
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1. The Journal of Botany by William Jackson Hooker (1840)
"Enclosed, you will find two little papers which I have drawn up for you; one on the structure of the genus Crescentia, and another containing a description ..."
2. Transactions of the Linnean Societyby Linnean Society of London, Linnean Society of London Library by Linnean Society of London, Linnean Society of London Library (1867)
"Observations on Alibertia, with description of a new species xxviii. 519 Miers, J. On the genus Crescentia xxvi. 159 its adjacent regions xxvii. 95 . ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The genus Crescentia was named by Linnaeus in honor of the famous author, who was probably the first since the days of the Romans to point out the high ..."
4. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"The genus Crescentia contains fourteen species, all natives of tropical America. Calabria (kä-lä'brl-ä), ancient Bruttium, region of S. Italy, ..."