Definition of Genus mahonia
1. Noun. Evergreen shrubs and small trees of North and Central America and Asia.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Barberry Family, Berberidaceae, Family Berberidaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mahonia
Literary usage of Genus mahonia
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1. The Shortest and Most Convenient Route: Lewis and Clark in Context by Robert S. Cox (2004)
"In the end, Bernard's longest-lived legacy was the genus Mahonia, which Thomas Nuttall named after him, but even this fell to mystery and fatality: the name ..."
2. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"... as to the mode of growth, foliage, and inflorescence, are so distinct from those of the other, as to induce us to adopt the genus Mahonia. ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"... sometimes ranked as genera; those with simple leaves forming the sub-genus Herberts, and those with pinnate leaves the sub-genus Mahonia, or Ash- leaved ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"... and those with pinnate leaves, the sub-genus Mahonia or Ash-leaved barberry. Tin1 species are low, ornamental shrubs, and native t<> the temperate ..."