Definition of Genus delphinium
1. Noun. Large genus of chiefly perennial erect branching herbs of north temperate regions some poisonous.
Group relationships: Buttercup Family, Crowfoot Family, Family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae
Member holonyms: Delphinium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Delphinium
Literary usage of Genus delphinium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"We are induced to give the genus Delphinium a passing notice in this work, ... The genus Delphinium,* or Larkspur, is a very showy family of herbs found in ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"genus delphinium DELPHINIUM (Greek, delphin, a dolphin). A genus of about forty species of erect annual or perennial herbs, natives of the north temperate ..."
3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1866)
"We come now to a third section of the genus Delphinium—that of the erect robust species, of which the old Bee Larkspur may be taken as the type. ..."
4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1902)
"THE genus Delphinium, both in the Rocky mountains and in California, runs into numerous local races ..."
5. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus delphinium. (Larkspur). D. consolida (Field Larkspur, Stagger-weed, Common Branching L.); D. exaltatum ..."
6. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus delphinium,' Linn. B. & H., Gen., i, p. 9; Baill., Hist. PL, i, p. 80. Species about 50, natives of the north temperate regions of both old and new ..."