Definition of Genus maranta
1. Noun. Herbs of tropical America.
Group relationships: Arrowroot Family, Family Marantaceae, Marantaceae
Member holonyms: Maranta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Maranta
Literary usage of Genus maranta
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"It is extracted from the underground parts of various tropical plants, especially of the genus Maranta of the family ..."
2. A Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science: A Guide for the Pharmaceutist by Hiram V. Sweringen (1882)
"... The order of plants to which the genus Maranta belongs. MARASCHINO. A delicate spirit distilled from cherries. MARBLE. ..."