Definition of Shoeblack plant

1. Noun. Large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoeblack Plant

shoe repairing
shoe shop
shoe shops
shoe store
shoe string
shoe tossing
shoe tree
shoe wedge
shoe wedges
shoebag
shoebags
shoebill
shoebills
shoebird
shoeblack
shoeblack plant (current term)
shoeblacks
shoebomber
shoebombers
shoebox
shoeboxes
shoeboxlike
shoecare
shoed
shoefiti
shoeful
shoegaze
shoegazed
shoegazer
shoegazers

Literary usage of Shoeblack plant

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... SHAMROCK shoeblack plant SHAMROCK. Half the world is -un- that Shamrock is the wood sorrel, .... shoeblack plant ..."

2. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"Shittim Wood. Supposed to be the timber of Acacia nilotica. shoeblack plant or Shoe Tree. A common name for Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Shooting Star. ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The fls. of this plant are said to be used in some places for dyeing hair and also for blacking shoes, whence the name "shoeblack plant. ..."

4. English Compound Words and Phrases: A Reference List, with Statement of by Francis Horace Teall (1892)
"... (a bird) shoebill (a bird) shoe=billed, etc. shoeblack shoeblack=plant shoe=blacking shoe=block shoe=bolt shoe=boy shoe=brush shoe=buckle shoe=button ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"H. Rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus or shoeblack plant) contains a coloring matter in the flower with which the Chinese blacken shoes and eyebrows. ..."

6. Reference Guides that Should be Known and how to Use Them by Florence May Hopkins (1919)
"... which contain an astringent juice used as a hair dye, and in Java for blacking shoes, whence it is sometimes called shoeblack plant. — c. shell. ..."

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