Definition of Mysore thorn
1. Noun. Spreading thorny shrub of tropical Asia bearing large erect racemes of red-marked yellow flowers.
Group relationships: Caesalpinia, Genus Caesalpinia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mysore Thorn
Literary usage of Mysore thorn
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1. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"What may bo termed the underwood consisted of milk bushes, prickly pears, mysore thorn, intermingled in wild confusion. ..."
2. The Forests and Gardens of South India by Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn (1861)
"... but is now generally diffused over our Indian possessions, and known as the Mysore thorn. It is employed as a fence in the ..."
3. The Useful Plants of India: With Notices of Their Chief Value in Commerce by Heber Drury (1873)
"This species is indigenous to Mysore, but ia now generally diil'used throughout the country, and known as tho Mysore thorn. Hyder Ali had it planted as a ..."
4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1845)
"The lunatics plant bamboo and Mysore thorn for hedges, and the Spanish annatto, mulberry, and cassida; also the aloe, for gum and fibre for ropes. ..."