Definition of Blighia

1. Noun. Small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripe.

Exact synonyms: Genus Blighia
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Sapindaceae, Sapindaceae, Soapberry Family
Member holonyms: Akee, Akee Tree, Blighia Sapida



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blighia

Blennius
Blennius pholis
Blephilia
Blephilia celiata
Blephilia hirsuta
Bleriot
Blessed
Blessed Trinity
Blessed Virgin
Bletia striata
Bletilla
Bletilla striata
Bleulerian
Blida
Bligh
Blighia (current term)
Blighia sapida
Blighty
Blimp
Blimps
Blind Freddy
Bliss
Blissenbach
Blissus
Blissus leucopterus
Blissymbols
Blitz
Blitzstein
Blixen
Bloc

Literary usage of Blighia

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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"(Blighia SAPIDA.) MANY of the tropical fruit-trees are very ornamental, and some of them may, no doubt, be grown to a degree of perfection that would render ..."

2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Terrestrial orchids, often highly ornamental. About 80 species, warmer regions of New World; 1 in US 272. Blighia, Koenig. Blighia. Sapindaceae. ..."

3. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods, as Also, the Forests, of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"Blighia. A genus of plants папин! after Captain William Bligh, It. N., master of the Bounty in the celebrated mutiny. It belongs to the natural order ..."

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