Definition of Ormosia
1. Noun. Genus of tropical shrubs and trees having usually odd-pinnate leaves with large leaflets and pink to reddish wood.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Necklace Tree, Bead Tree, Jumby Bean, Jumby Tree, Ormosia Monosperma, Jumbie Bead, Jumby Bead, Ormosia Coarctata
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ormosia
Literary usage of Ormosia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"Prain, D. A List of the Asiatic Species of Ormosia. (Journ. As. Soc. ... A second Philippine species, Ormosia paniculata Merr., has since been described, ..."
2. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1852)
"Ormosia (Layia) emarginata, Benth.—Layia emarginata, Hook, et Arn. Bot. ... I can find no character to distinguish Layia from Ormosia, but the transverse ..."
3. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1920)
"Ormosia paradisea, new species Antennae black throughout; general coloration brown, the pseudo-sutural foveae black; ..."
4. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"... corallodendron, Ormosia dasycarpa. Vi'li-baski't, as used by the Indians. ... a tree of the mimosa tribe, i- often called "red sandal-wood ;" Ormosia ..."
5. Travels in Brazil, in the Years 1817-1820: Undertaken by Command of His by Johann Baptist von Spix, Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Hannibal Evans Lloyd (1824)
"... trees with their shining leaves, the slender Barbadoes cedar, the ormosia § with its ... L.; Cedrela odorata, L.; Ormosia dasy- carpa, coccinea, Jacks. ..."