Definition of Maianthemum
1. Noun. Sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: false lily of the valley.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: False Lily Of The Valley, Maianthemum Canadense, False Lily Of The Valley, Maianthemum Bifolium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maianthemum
Literary usage of Maianthemum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"... and maianthemum, genera closely related to Convallaria. So far as concerned Polygo- natum and maianthemum, ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"... also on Polygonatum and maianthemum, genera closely related to Convallaria. So far as concerned Polygonatum and maianthemum, ..."
3. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... multiflorum and maianthemum Convallaria, P. Paridis on Paris quadrifolia, are in many regions strictly confined to their usual hosts; in other regions, ..."