Definition of Genus sesamum
1. Noun. Tropical African and Indian herbs.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Family Pedaliaceae, Pedaliaceae, Sesame Family
Member holonyms: Benne, Benni, Benny, Sesame, Sesamum Indicum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sesamum
Literary usage of Genus sesamum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by David Brewster, Robert Jameson, Royal Society of Edinburgh (1819)
"The plants of this genus have a considerable affinity to the genus Sesamum ; are herbaceous, and somewhat fleshy, and are mostly covered with short hairs, ..."
2. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1886)
"The latter forms alone the true genus Sesamum, which is a section in Bentham and Hooker's work. Botanical analogy points to an African origin, ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The smaller works of Servius are printed in Keil's Grammatici Latini. SESAME, the most important plant of the genus Sesamum (nat. prd. ..."
4. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"Family PEDALIACEAE Genus SESAMUM SESAMUM ORIENTALS L. (Fig. 58). SESAME or LIN£A. Local names: Langis (Pangasinan, Pampanga); langd (Camarines, ..."