Definition of Grewia
1. Noun. A genus of tropical and subtropical Old World climbers or shrubs or trees.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Tiliaceae, Linden Family, Tiliaceae
Member holonyms: Grewia Asiatica, Phalsa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grewia
Literary usage of Grewia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The timber trees, timber and fancy woods, as also, the forests of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"Wood used iu agriculture, house posts, &c.—Dr. Gibson. grewia ... Capt. Beddome, Messrs. Latham and Powell, Dr. JL Stewart. grewia ..."
2. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"grewia FLORIBUNDA. Wall. Myat ya, . . . . BUBM. I Ta-yau BURM. ... Wood white coloured, and adapted for every purpose of house-building,—M'Cl. grewia ..."
3. Materia medica of India and their therapeutics by Rustomjee Naserwanjee Khory, Nanabhai Navrosji Katrak, . (1903)
"Infusion (i in io). Dose, i to I oz. Actions ana uses.—Cooling and refrigerant ; the bark is demulcent, and given in fever and dysentery. grewia ..."
4. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden, David Hooper (1890)
"grewia TILI^FOLIA, Vahl. Fig,—Beddome, PL Syl, t. 108. Hab.—Western India to the Himalayas, Burma, Ceylon. Vernacular. ..."
5. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"grewia edulis is a small tree with alternate leaves which are pointed at both ends. ... The fruit is small, round, bluish, and edible. grewia ..."