Definition of Parkinsonia
1. Noun. Small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Member holonyms: Horsebean, Jerusalem Thorn, Parkinsonia Aculeata, Cercidium Floridum, Palo Verde, Parkinsonia Florida
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Parkinsonia Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Parkinsonia
Literary usage of Parkinsonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Guide to the Materials for American History in Roman and Other Italian Archives by Carl Russell Fish (1911)
"The rate of transpiration of parkinsonia, when in full leaf, is considerable ... On account of the last fact, parkinsonia would not be considered, a priori, ..."
2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"parkinsonia aculeata behaves in a similar manner in so far as the leaf-spindle is here widened, and the leaflets sitting upon it fall away later. ..."
3. Investigations of Infra-red Spectra by William Weber Coblentz (1908)
"The thickest chlorophyll band is in parkinsonia, which is 246 p in a stem 4.9 cm. in diameter. The thinnest band is in Celtis, which is 25 M in in a stem 1 ..."
4. The Topography of the Chlorophyll Apparatus in Desert Plants by William Austin Cannon (1908)
"chlorophyll tissue during the most of the year in parkinsonia and Zizyphus parryi. 12. The volume of the chlorophyll band for a unit stem has a value of 1 ..."
5. Plant Indicators: The Relation of Plant Communities to Process and Practice by Frederic Edward Clements (1920)
"The effect of a larger water supply is seen especially on the flood-plain, where Prosopis, Acacia, and parkinsonia often become trees, and even Larrea may ..."
6. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1899)
"Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 23, 1899; on twigs and branches of parkinsonia torreyana. The parkinsonia, or " palo verde," is common around Phoenix, and I expected ..."
7. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1908)
"Another significant fact is that its sister species, parkinsonia microphylla ... Again, as near Vail, parkinsonia microphylla is conspicuous by its absence. ..."