Definition of Nyssa

1. Noun. Tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds.

Exact synonyms: Genus Nyssa
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Nyssaceae, Nyssaceae, Sour-gum Family, Tupelo Family
Member holonyms: Tupelo, Tupelo Tree

Definition of Nyssa

1. Proper noun. ( female given name) ¹

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Definition of Nyssa

1. a small American tree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nyssa

Nymphaea alba
Nymphaea caerulea
Nymphaea lotus
Nymphaea odorata
Nymphaea stellata
Nymphalis antiopa
Nymphicus hollandicus
Nyquist frequency
Nyquist rate
Nyssa aquatica
Nyssa sylvatica
Nysten's law

Literary usage of Nyssa

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... occupy the next zone and are the principal forms which have worked out so-called adaptations to their habitat. The young trees of nyssa uniflora, ..."

2. The World's Orators: Comprising the Great Orations of the World's History by Guy Carleton Lee (1900)
"The works of Gregory of nyssa are in a less satisfactory condition than those of any other Greek Father. ..."

3. Lectures on the History of Christian Dogmas by August Neander (1858)
"of nyssa says, If eternal life be not in the Son, he spoke falsely who said, " I am eternal life." Eunomius* asserted that his opponents who denied the ..."

4. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"I HE germs nyssa embraces deciduous trees, natives of North America, and, though several sorts have ... Like the mezereon, it blossoms before leafing. nyssa ..."

5. Handbook of the History of Philosophy by Albert Stöckl (1887)
"Gregory of nyssa is the third member of that remarkable group —" the three great ... Gregory of nyssa, born AD 331, was a younger brother of St. Basil. ..."

6. Journal of Theological Studies by Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) (1906)
"... (a) that of Gregory of nyssa. It is with the vie*5 of the litter tint ... dealt with in so many words Gregory of nyssa in either of his two works, ..."

7. Journal of Theological Studies (1902)
"GREGORY OF nyssa. AMONG the desiderata of the student of patristic theology is a satisfactory edition of the works of St. Gregory of nyssa. ..."

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