Definition of Melicocca
1. Noun. Tropical American trees and shrubs bearing berries.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Sapindaceae, Sapindaceae, Soapberry Family
Member holonyms: Genip, Ginep, Honey Berry, Mamoncillo, Melicocca Bijuga, Melicocca Bijugatus, Spanish Lime, Spanish Lime Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melicocca
Literary usage of Melicocca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1922)
"(melicocca BIJUGA L.. SPI NO. 54521.) Not the least important phase of plant introduction is ... melicocca ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"(Badl- kofer, 1887), < melicocca'+ -ел:] A tribe of the natural order ... It embraces 9 genera, melicocca being the type, and 48 species, found principally ..."
3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Fl. S. Tj. melicocca. Gen.pi. 648. Cal . ... Wing'd-leaved melicocca, or Honey-berry. Nat. of Jamaica. ..."
4. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1849)
"CULTURE OF THE WEST INDIAN HONEY-BERRIES AS FRUIT TREES. THE common Honey-berry of the West Indies is the fruit of melicocca ..."
5. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods, as Also, the Forests, of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"Roxb.; W. if A. Gr. melicocca trijuga, Juts. ; DC. ... This valuable timber tree, very briefly noticed under melicocca trijuga, grows on the coûtera verge ..."