Definition of Genus lathyrus

1. Noun. Genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lathyrus

genus Lampropeltis
genus Languas
genus Lanius
genus Lansium
genus Lanthanotus
genus Laportea
genus Lappula
genus Lardizabala
genus Larix
genus Larrea
genus Larus
genus Lasiocampa
genus Lasiurus
genus Lasthenia
genus Lastreopsis
genus Lathyrus
genus Latimeria
genus Latrodectus
genus Laurus
genus Lavandula
genus Lavatera
genus Layia
genus Lebistes
genus Lecanopteris
genus Lecanora
genus Leccinum
genus Ledum
genus Leiopelma
genus Leiophyllum
genus Leipoa

Literary usage of Genus lathyrus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"The genus Lathyrus, the wild pea, contains two abnormal and interesting species, in which the foliaceous organs give the plant an appearance very unlike its ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1897)
"... Holland, and this country. Louden gives chickling vetch as the common British name. Gesse is the French name for the genus lathyrus, and gesse ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The seeds of this plant are large, and might be used as food probably for animals. The genus Lathyrus is known by possessing a cam- ..."

4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"... 4, is a section of the flower ; 2, 3, and 4, of course, enlarged. SWEET PEAS Natural Order LEGUMINOSA. genus lathyrus ..."

5. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"... Everlasting pea (genus Lathyrus), Lupins (genus Lupinus); and in gardens Scarlet Runner and Dwarf Kidney- Beans of the genus Phaseolus. 4. ..."

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