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.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Sapindaceae, Sapindaceae, Soapberry Family
Member holonyms: Akee, Akee Tree, Blighia Sapida
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Literary usage of Blighia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."