Definition of Soapwort gentian

1. Noun. Erect perennial of wet woodlands of North America having leaves and flower buds resembling those of soapwort.

Exact synonyms: Gentiana Saponaria
Generic synonyms: Gentian



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soapwort Gentian

soaproot
soaproots
soaps
soapstar
soapstock
soapstocks
soapstone
soapstones
soapsuds
soapsuds enema
soapsudsy
soapweed
soapwood
soapwoods
soapwort
soapwort gentian (current term)
soapworts
soapy
soapy warm soaks
soar
soar up
soar upwards
soaraway
soare
soared
soarer
soarers
soares
soaring
soaringly

Literary usage of Soapwort gentian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"American gentian; blue gentian; soapwort-gentian. Native, perennial herb, 1 to 2j feet high; in wet soil, Ontario to Minnesota, south to Louisiana and ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... delicately fringed corollas, and the closed gentian (G. Andrewsii) and soapwort-gentian (G. Saponaria), both with nearly closed corollas. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In eastern North America the best known species .are the fringed gentian, G. crinita, soapwort gentian, G. saponaria, and G. andrewsii, closed gentian, ..."

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