Definition of Genus lewisia
1. Noun. Genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, Purslane Family
Member holonyms: Lewisia Cotyledon, Siskiyou Lewisia, Bitterroot, Lewisia Rediviva
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lewisia
Literary usage of Genus lewisia
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1. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"Genus LEWISIA, Chitty. Shell sub-discoidal ; aperture semi-ovate ; peristome continuous, with a spiral callus at the base excessively developed, ..."
2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1857)
"These and two others I shall call Genus LEWISIA, in compliment to Prof. Lewis Agassiz. The genera will stand thus :— Secondly, those beautiful ones, ..."