Definition of Genus saponaria
1. Noun. Mostly perennial Old World herbs.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Bouncing Bess, Bouncing Bet, Hedge Pink, Saponaria Officinalis, Soapwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Saponaria
Literary usage of Genus saponaria
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1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"Alfredia Benth. et Hook, fil.; the section Vaccaria DC. of the genus Saponaria keeps its name when placed in the genus ..."
2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"Nearly allied to the genus Saponaria is the genus Gypsophila, some species of which are called Soap- root, and contain much saponin. ..."