Definition of Madia
1. Noun. Genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Tarweed, Common Madia, Common Tarweed, Madia Elegans
Definition of Madia
1. n. A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.
Medical Definition of Madia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madia
Literary usage of Madia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1825)
"Persoon Syn. 2. p. 430. Hort. Kew. ed. alt. t. 302. madia ... 29. Chil. ed. ital. p. 137. ed. gallic, p. 108. We have very little doubt, but that madia ..."
2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"Epicarp (ep). The cells are longitudinally elongated, variable in size, with colorless, distinctly beaded walls and a thickened cuticle. Flc. 155. madia ..."
3. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"madia CAKE. madia saliva Mol. occurs native in Chile and in the United States from ... madia (madia sativa). Cross-section of Outer Portion of Fruit. ..."
4. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"A true madia with flowers reduced, sometimes to a minimum. § 3. Ray» 4 to 8, very short, not exceeding the solitary disk-flower, which is fertile, ..."
5. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1856)
"madia. madia elegans. — Elegant madia. — A pretty annual, of recent introduction. The seeds should be planted in the border in May. ..."
6. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1895)
"The plant from which this oil is obtained (madia sativa) is indigenous to Chili, and has been successfully cultivated in Asia Minor and Algeria. ..."