Definition of Periploca
1. Noun. Genus of woody vines of warm regions of the Old World.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Asclepiadaceae, Family Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family
Member holonyms: Periploca Graeca, Silk Vine
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periploca
Literary usage of Periploca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Botanical Materia Medica: Consisting of the Generic and Specific by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"Leaves orate, pilose. Racemi dichotomous. Lour, i. 208. 226. periploca. Corolla rotate. ... than to periploca. ..."
2. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1869)
"periploca.—A very Fig. y).—Large Flowered Tecoma. hardy climber of strong growth, desirable for its dark rich foliage, rather than for its flowers ..."
3. An Encyclopaedia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"Twining shrubs j natives of South Europe and Asia. GENUS I. PERI'PLOCA L. THE periploca. Lin. Syst. ..."
4. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"periploca with oblong Leaves. ... Infl. RH American Climbing Dogs-bane, with a prickly Fruit. 6. periploca ... periploca Americana repent ..."
5. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening: With a View to by Andrew Jackson Downing (1852)
"The connoisseur in vines will not forget the curious periploca, which grows very rapidly to the height of 40 or 50 feet, and bears numerous branches of very ..."