Definition of Genus silybum
1. Noun. Small genus of east African herbs.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Blessed Thistle, Holy Thistle, Lady's Thistle, Milk Thistle, Our Lady's Mild Thistle, Silybum Marianum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Silybum
Literary usage of Genus silybum
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1. Chambers' Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1892)
"Plants of the genus Silybum, and of the genus Echinops, which belongs to a very different section of the Composite, are often to be seen in flower-gardens, ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"—Plants of the genus Silybum, distinguished by its monadelphous stamens, and of the genus Echinops, which has a very different manner of growth, ..."
3. Chambers' Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1874)
"The expressed juice of the plant wae formerly reckoned good for cancerous sores and cutaneous eruptions. —Plants of the genus Silybum, distinguished by its ..."