Definition of Genus leonurus
1. Noun. Genus of stout Old World herbs having flowers in whorls.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Leonurus Cardiaca, Motherwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Leonurus
Literary usage of Genus leonurus
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1. Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society by Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (1890)
"... an herb of the genus (leonurus) is a homely plant introduced from Europe, belonging to the mint family; it is frequently met with around fences and ..."
2. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"The genus LEONURUS, literally LION'S-TAIL, retains the old name of MOTHERWORT; because the only British species (cardiaca) was formerly prescribed in ..."