Definition of Screw tree

1. Noun. A tree or shrub of the genus Helicteres.

Group relationships: Genus Helicteres, Helicteres
Specialized synonyms: Helicteres Isora, Nut-leaved Screw Tree
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screw Tree

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screw over
screw pile
screw pinch
screw pine
screw propeller
screw shoe
screw shoes
screw that
screw the pooch
screw this
screw thread
screw threads
screw top
screw tops
screw tree (current term)
screw up
screw with
screw worm infection
screw wrench
screwball comedies
screwball comedy

Literary usage of Screw tree

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1. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"... the viscous campion is twisted to the left, as the seed-bud is in the screw tree. In oats, the beard which terminates the husk is twisted like a rope. ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Сея. The screw tree with Marih- mallow-leaves, and a longer and ... The Screw-tree with very large ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Small-fruited Screw-tree. Nat. of the West Indies. Cult. 1739, by Mr. Ph. Miller. Rand chels. Willden. sp. pi. 3. p. 720. ..."

4. Sweet's Hortus Britannicus; Or, A Catalogue of All the Plants Indigenous Or Robert Sweet by Robert Sweet (1830)
"SCREW-TREE. ... SCREW-TREE. (re.) great-fruited. (и-А.) small-fruited. I broad-leaved. ..."

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