Definition of Hesperis matronalis

1. Noun. Long cultivated herb having flowers whose scent is more pronounced in the evening; naturalized throughout Europe to Siberia and into North America.

Exact synonyms: Damask Violet, Dame's Violet, Sweet Rocket
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Hesperis, Hesperis



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hesperis Matronalis

Herzberg
Herzegovina
Herzegovinan
Herzegovinian
Herzegowina
Heschl's gyri
Heshvan
Hesiod
Hesper
Hesperian
Hesperian epoch
Hesperians
Hesperiphona
Hesperiphona vespertina
Hesperis
Hesperis matronalis
Hesperus
Hess
Hess' law
Hess' test
Hess screen
Hesse
Hesselbach's fascia
Hesselbach's hernia
Hesselbach's ligament
Hesselbach's triangle
Hessian
Hessian boot
Hessian fly

Literary usage of Hesperis matronalis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"hesperis matronalis, L.—Park. Parad. Prior, p. 91. Gilliflower, Rogues. hesperis matronalis ... The double-flowered variety of hesperis matronalis, L.—Som. ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1878)
"Dame's Violett is our native hesperis matronalis ; and Close Science» is a ridiculous corruption of one of the names of the same plant, ..."

3. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"The hair of hesperis matronalis has smooth walls, and the two branches grow out nearly parallel to the leaf surface. The hair of galphimia glauca has rough ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1860)
"... in the woods and on the Hill of Moncreiffe; Lactuca virosa, Dipsacus sylvestris, hesperis matronalis, Cheiranthus Cheiri, Sedum Telephium, ..."

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