Definition of Genus trapa
1. Noun. Small genus of Eurasian aquatic perennial herbs: water chestnut.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Trapaceae, Trapaceae
Member holonyms: Caltrop, Water Chestnut, Water Chestnut Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Trapa
Literary usage of Genus trapa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"... the theory that the family originated in the American tropics during the Upper Cretaceous. The genus Trapa Linne, formerly included in the family Ono- ..."
2. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"The most important species for this purpose are those belonging to the genus Trapa, which are known in India as ..."
3. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"Petal (mag.). bent, superior, piercing the top of the fruit in germination; plumule very small, concealed within the small cotyledon. ONLY GENUS. Trapa. ..."
4. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1896)
"The seeds of several species of water plants of the genus Trapa, of the evening primrose family ..."