Definition of Malpighia

1. Noun. Type genus of the Malpighiaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Malpighia
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Malpighiaceae, Malpighiaceae
Member holonyms: Jiqui, Malpighia Obovata



Definition of Malpighia

1. n. A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.

Definition of Malpighia

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Malpighia'' of tropical American shrubs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malpighia

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Medical Definition of Malpighia

1. A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries. Origin: NL. See Malpighian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malpighia

malonylcoenzyme A
malonyls
malonyltransacylase
malonylurea
malonylureas
malope
maloperation
maloperations
malosol
malossol
maloti
malpais
malparry
malphemism
malphemisms
malpighia (current term)
malpighiaceous
malpighian
malpighian bodies
malpighian body
malpighian capsule
malpighian cell
malpighian corpuscle
malpighian corpuscles
malpighian glands
malpighian glomerulus
malpighian layer
malpighian nodules
malpighian pyramid
malpighian rete

Literary usage of Malpighia

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1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"(malpighia FAMILY.) Trees or shrubs, with opposite simple dotless and mostly stipulate leaves, and regular racemose or corymbose flowers on usually ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"malpighia with a narrow Leaf, having Spines on the Under-fide. 4. ... Broad- leav'd malpighia, with Spines ork ' the Under-iide of the Leaves. 5. MAI. ..."

3. A Botanical Materia Medica: Consisting of the Generic and Specific by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"malpighia altissima. Leaves entire at the mat* gin, lanceolate, ferruginous underneath, glabrous on the upper surface. Racemi terminal, erect. Jacq. obs. i. ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"SHORTER NOTES THE GENUS malpighia IN JAMAICA.—Heretofore we have known five species of malpighia from Jamaica, West Indies, together with the apparently ..."

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