Definition of Muntingia
1. Noun. One species: Jamaican cherry; sometimes placed in family Flacourtiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Elaeocarpaceae, Elaeocarpus Family, Family Elaeocarpaceae
Member holonyms: Calabur Tree, Calabura, Jamaican Cherry, Muntingia Calabura, Silk Wood, Silkwood
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muntingia
Literary usage of Muntingia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"muntingia with a rough Elm-leaf, and the leall Fruit growing in Clutters. 3. ... muntingia with a Cornel-leaf, and a letter Fruit. ..."
2. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"Such as mayors, sheriffs, consuls, &c. muntingia, in botany, so called from Abraham Hunting;, professor of botany at Groeningen, a genus of the Poly- andria ..."
3. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"... muntingia); ovules attached to the inner angle of the cells, solitary or geminate, pendulous from the top of each cell, or ascending from the base; ..."