Definition of Mesua
1. Noun. Genus of tropical Asiatic trees having large solitary flowers.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Clusiaceae, Family Clusiaceae, Family Guttiferae, Guttiferae, St John's Wort Family
Member holonyms: Ironwood, Ironwood Tree, Mesua Ferrea, Rose Chestnut
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesua
Literary usage of Mesua
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"The are of a heating, inflaming quality ; and are root of the mesua férrea tree is considered named, and well described, in the lines of i astringent and ..."
2. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden, David Hooper (1890)
"If per Ib. mesua FERREA, Linn. Fig.—Rhee.de, Hort. Mai. Hi., 53; Wight Ill.,t. 127; Ic. i. 118. ... The root bark of mesua ferrea contains ..."
3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"1 i per Ib. mesua ferrea, Linn., Wight III, t. 127; Ic., M18. ... The root bark of mesua ferrea contains much resinous juice, which exudes freely when it is ..."
4. A Compendium of Molesworth's Marathi and English Dictionary by James Thomas Molesworth, Baba Padmanji (1863)
"... race of females of serpentine extraction and very beautiful. 2 fig. A beautiful woman. II*rWi т?, (s) A small tree, mesua férrea : also its flower (un- ..."