Definition of Hiccup nut
1. Noun. Ornamental African shrub or climber with red flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Combretum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hiccup Nut
Literary usage of Hiccup nut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1895)
"... The fruit of this plant is locally known as the "hiccup" nut, and by the natives as ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"petals clawed, reddish, 4 lines long: fr. oval, indistinctly 5-angled. Called 'Hiccup-nut" in Cape Colony. POKEE PLANT. Kniphofia. ..."
3. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1899)
"The fruit is known locally as " hiccup nut " and is palatable, but usually produces violent hiccough. The genus Combretum with which ..."
4. Travels in the Interior of South Africa: Comprising Fifteen Years' Hunting by James Chapman (1868)
"... to the neighbourhood of the coast, are the Horse-chestnut, like Barringtonia racemosa, the exquisite heads of scarlet flowers of the Hiccup-nut ..."
5. Beschrijving der giftige en bedwelmende planten bij de vischvangst in by Maurits Greshoff (1893)
"„The bark is said by Lisboa to be used by the Bhils for poisoning fish." (WATT. 1. c., VI iv, 41). Combretum bracteosum BRANDIS. Natal. („hiccup nut," e.). ..."