Definition of Torreya californica
1. Noun. California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor.
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew
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Literary usage of Torreya californica
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1. Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae: Containing a General Review of the Order by Adolphus Henry Kent (1900)
"On its native mountains torreya californica during its best period is a handsome pyramidal tree, in old age a round-headed compact tree with drooping ..."
2. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"CALIFORNIA NUTMEG (torreya californica Torr.). ... torreya californica inhabits cool shady canons or sheltered slopes and is distributed ..."
3. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1877)
"So that, all round the world, Torreya taxifolia, torreya californica, Torreya nucifera, and Torreya grandis—as well as his own important contributions to ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"His associates have honored his name by giving it to certain species of shade trees, and so all round the world Torreya taxi- folia, torreya californica, ..."