Definition of Haemodorum
1. Noun. Type genus of family Haemodoraceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Bloodwort Family, Family Haemodoraceae, Haemodoraceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemodorum
Literary usage of Haemodorum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port by Ludwig Leichhardt (1847)
"The crops of the large cockatoos were filled with the young red shoots of the haemodorum, which were almost as pungent as chillis, but more aromatic ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... is derived from the red color yielded by the roots of some of the species. haemodorum (hem-6-dö'rum), n. [NL., < Gr. ai/ia, blood, ..."